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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The 48 Hour Hustle

48 Hour Magazine
is out with their first publication appropriately named ‘Hustle’. The creatives behind the experiment explain, “From noon on May 7th through noon on the 9th, a team circled up around the original Rolling Stone conference table in Mother Jones’ offices to transform 1,502 submissions from around the world into a chorus of voices, all harmonizing around the same theme: hustle. 48 Hour Magazine features 60 pages of writers and artists from your favorite magazines sharing space with previously unpublished new talent, shaped by some of the best editors in the business.”

For a peak click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:10 pm  

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Can design save the newspaper?

Given the current state of the newspaper industry we felt this talk with Polish designer, Jacek Utko was appropriate. He sheds some light into his thoughts on the future of the industry while sharing his personal experience of reenergized newspapers in countries throughout eastern Europe with his stunning, bold layouts. To see an interview with Jacek head over to the Ted Blog.

Thanks Todd for the tip.


posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:44 am  

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rough times for the Newspaper Industry

We all know the newspaper industry is on the decline. Many publications throughout the country are hanging on by a thread while others have accepted their fate and expect to close shop in the coming months. The New York Times has put together a bleak info graphic highlighting the state of the industry by region. You can see the graph in all its full glory right here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 2:05 pm  

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

10 newspapers on the decline

It’s no secret that the newspaper industry is on the decline. A week ago the Rocky Mountain News became the latest victim to close shop with other national papers nearing the same fate. 24/7 Wall St. has put together a list of 10 newspapers across the country that are the most likely to close or go digital in the near future. (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 9:29 am  

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

World’s Best Designed Newspapers

SND30: The 2008 World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers from Society for News Design on Vimeo.

Given the recent news of the closing of The Rocky Mountain News along with other newspapers teetering on life-support, we felt it was appropriate to shed light on something positive. Recently, Syracuse University announced the 5 winners of the 30th Annual Best-Designed Newspaper competition. While all winners held it down with their grid structures and typography what really inspired this post was what the jurors had to say in respect to the current state of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. We’ve included an excerpt from the video below.

The world is changing and the world of newspapers has to change with it. The format move from broadsheet to ‘broad-loid’ (narrower broadsheet) has already happened, especially in the U.S. But the move elsewhere from broadsheet to compact (aka tabloid) is inexorable, logical and offers what readers, particularly younger readers, desire.

This year, more than ever, in the World’s Best-Designed category, the entries reflect the location, ethnicity and demographic of this evolving global audience.

With one exception, the winners are ‘compact’. This size and shape also reflect a modernistic trend towards what this year’s judges came to identify as the new ‘magazine-newspaper’ –- an organized hybrid of news and views designed in a way previously identified with ‘style magazines’.

To see the list of winners (more…)

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 6:01 am  

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