The Newspaper Designer's Handbook

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June 11, 2012


Spiral bound, 272 pages


0073512044 / 9780073512044


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Main description

Throughout the seven editions of this book, Harrower has successfully deconstructed the process of laying out newspaper pages. For journalism students and professionals alike, countless designers have used this book to learn how to design and improve their skills as visual communicators. Harrower’s unique voice and quirky sense of humor are still very much alive in the seventh edition.

Table of contents

Introduction PrefaceQuick historyCurrent trendsDigital news designLooking aheadChapter 1: Fundamentals What it’s calledTools of the tradeBasic typographyFour basic elementsHeadlinesTextPhotosCutlinesDrawing a dummyA broadsheet dummyA tabloid dummyExercisesChapter 2: Story Stories without artMug shotsText shapesPhotos on the pageHorizontal photosVertical photosSquare photosDominant photosThe picture comboExercisesChapter 3. Page Design The gridPages without artPages with artModular page designFront page designDesigning Page OneMaking stories fitInside pagesDouble trucksBad juxtapositionsRules of thumbExercisesChapter 4. Photos Photo guidelinesPhoto constructsCompelling photosWeak photosFrom camera to pageProcessing digital imagesSizing photosHalftones & screensScanning imagesCropping photosStand-alone photosThe photo columnPhoto spreadsPhoto spread guidelinesStudio shotsPhoto illustrationsIllustrationsRisky businessExercisesChapter 5. Nuts & Bolts The flagLogos and sigsLiftout quotesDecks and summariesBylinesCredit linesSpacingRules and boxesRefers and promosBreaking up textJumpsChapter 6. Graphics Alternative Story FormsA.S.F. presentationsFast factsBio boxesListsChecklistsQ&A’sQuizzesSurveys and pollsQuote collectionsCharts and graphsTablesRatingsTimelinesStep-by-step guidesDiagramsMapsGraphics packagesPackage planningGraphics guidelinesGraphics galleryChapter 7. Special Effects Bending the rulesThe Stewart variationsWraparounds and skewsPhoto cutoutsMortises and insetsScreens and reversesDisplay headlinesColorAdding color to a pageColor guidelinesPrinting full colorChapter 8. The Redesign Redesigning your paperEvaluating your paperGathering examplesCompiling a shopping listBuilding prototypesTesting and promotionWriting a stylebookLaunching and following upRedesign galleryAppendix Exercise answersGlossaryIndexAcknowledgmentsCredits

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