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Monday, August 4, 2008

A word on design

This piece about Harold Evans is a nice read (thanks to Chris Bourke for the link).

The former UK Sunday Times editor whose books on editing, typography and layout inspired a couple of generations of journalists/designers in the UK and beyond, talked to the Independent on Sunday about newspaper design, now and then.

A couple of key quotes:

"...don't dismiss the classic news photograph in black and white; don't exaggerate the use of colour; and do think, as well as the visual appearance, 'What the hell is it saying?'"

"Design can't be considered without the context, the information. Design is absolutely no substitute for content."