Newspaper Design

Just the other day, I was thinking about how badly designed some newspapers were and how they were unfriendly and unattractive to readers.

The main problems that just shouted out loud at me were the following:

  • Too many different fonts, font sizes and font colours.
  • Bad organization of content.
  • Too many colours that don’t blend well together.
  • Bad choice of fonts for article content.
  • Bad choice of pictures and picture sizes.
  • Information looks too bulky.

I think newspaper design should be given more importance than it already gets.
It would make a really big difference for the people if the experience of reading a newspaper is made easier, friendlier and more attractive to the eye.

For an example of a newspaper re-design, check out what was done with The Jordan Times here.
A before & after is also provided and the difference is great although the old Jordan Times wasn’t that bad compared to other newspapers.

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

3 thoughts on “Newspaper Design”

  1. WOW! THAT IS AMAZING, I used to like Jordan Times, but now I guess no one would resist buying it to enjoy the beautiful colors, the friendly and attractive design, and last but not least, the fresh reported news 🙂 I loved the new design.

  2. Newspaper designs are mighty fickle. The best designed newspaper in Britland used to be the Sunday Times, then the Guardian, then the Independent, each bringing changes in taste. Remember the taboo against mixing of types, and white space? Then came the Guardian which made virtues of both. The Guardian masthead is in fact a prime example – now praised, but initially reviled.

    Keep well!

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