Paul Wallen, always killing it in Tampa.
Robert and the VicAd crew put together an awesome front page today. Check out the rest of the Newseum’s Top Ten.
Designers I Like: Ian Lawson
Ian Lawson’s work has a great balance between organization and creativity. The feng shui of his pages are beautiful - nothing ever looks out of place.
I’m super impressed by his creative photo illustrations, especially his news presentations, which usually turn into boring, cliche stuff, especially at big traditional papers.
His sports work is even more impressive. I don’t know Ian, but you can tell he’s a fan of sports because his pages are full of personality and are tons of fun.
Check out Ian’s NewsPageDesigner page.
The San Diego Union-Tribune regularly is doing awesome stuff on their section covers. They have a knack for going against the grain and trying cool and different things to stand out from other metro papers. This “Gravity” review poster page is a great example of that.
Like them on Facebook to peruse some of their best work.
Today’s Top Ten Front Pages: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Newspapers commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech where he shared his dream for America. We loved the simple, bold treatment of Chicago’s RedEye. We encourage you to look at the dozens of other front pages that covered this historic event, each from a unique perspective.
Heeeeeey Victoria Advocate.
His husband, her wife…
Forum, August 23, 2013
Andrea Levy, photographer/illustrator
A piece so smart, so subtle and so provocative needs an immediate acknowledgement (see note below). The juxtaposition of Andrea’s simple words and everyday images really drives home the point that the notion of gay marriage is far from sinister, but rather simply unfamiliar to some. Once the unfamiliar becomes routine, irrational fear strips away.
This also marks the debut of a regularly occurring feature that we call “OpinionArt,” a combination of words and pictures by The Plain Dealer’s inimitable Andrea Levy.
Last, we’re very proud to have a small part in carving out a place for visual journalists to express their own ideas in their own way. It’s gonna be a fun ride!
* Sorry the blog has been a little spotty of late, but The Not-so-Plain has been a little busy in July and August, what with a significant redesign and a major reorganization of content. There’ll be a more extensive post on that soon, but we simply had to find time to post this today.
Andrea Levy is my hero.