Publishing & Design Supplement

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Publishing & Design

It’s been a torrid year for publishing. There have been closures and downsizing of much-loved publications, including product design title ID and the Observer Sports Monthly, and the UK book trade has recorded its worst sales performance since summer 2008, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium. As the recessionary juggernaut starts its […]

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Page impression

The print publishing world continues to adapt to survive the impact of the digital revolution, despite consumers increasingly getting the information they want via the Web and other electronic sources, says Rick Poynor

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Independent woman

Climbing the ladder from graduate to art director in the world of fashion magazines takes determination, self-confidence and a certain amount of
brio – something that art director Becky Smith has in spades

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Paper talk

Design Week asked a selection of top-level art directors which recent printed publications have particularly impressed them. Here we present some of the best – and worst – in current editorial design

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Face the future

Using distinctive fonts is an effective way of enhancing a publication’s identity. As the boundaries between magazines and newspapers blur, designers are making some innovative choices, finds Anna Richardson

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Screen test

What is the best way to adapt editorial content for electronic platforms? As publishers assess the likely impact of the Apple iPad on the reading experience, Adrian Shaughnessy listens to the professionals’ views

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Less is more

The tactile, aesthetic needs of book enthusiasts have meant the digital reading experience is largely unfulfilling – as evidenced by the recent proliferation of limited editions in print, says John Stones

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