Newspaper Page Design - Basics

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A Basic design workshop for Rural Newspaper Journalists and Designers of Kolar, Karnataka, organised by Karnataka Media Academy.

Newspaper Page Design - Basics

  1. 1. Page Design<br />by Ravi Hegde<br />A Karnataka Media Academy Workshop<br />For Rural Kannada Newspapers<br />13-8-2009 – Thursday<br />Kolar<br />
  2. 2. Which is the Good Face?1. Design is the face of Content.2. Design should not be less or more.3. Design should be apt.<br />
  3. 3. How Do You Start Designing?<br />Which one is first?<br />A. Site Plan <br />B. Home Plan<br />Plan your design to match Newspaper size<br />
  4. 4. Different Newspaper Sizes<br />Broadsheet<br />Slim<br />Berliner<br />Tabloid<br />
  5. 5. What is the purpose?<br />Office?<br />Residence!<br /> Daily / Eveninger<br /> Magazine<br /> Weekly<br />Plan your design to match the purpose<br />
  6. 6. Daily & Magazine<br />
  7. 7. Whom are you designing for?<br />Young, Women, Kids, <br />Conservative, Metro etc…<br />Plan your design to match the target reader<br />
  8. 8. Colour Choice<br />Understand reader’s choice<br />Use few colours on single page<br />Use colours which you can print<br />
  9. 9. DESIGN ELEMENTS<br />
  10. 10. Text Elements - FONTS<br /><ul><li>Body Font – 1 type
  11. 11. Heading Fonts – 2 or 3 maximum
  12. 12. Caption Fonts – 1 type
  13. 13. Serif and San-Serif Fonts</li></li></ul><li>Picture Elements<br /><ul><li>Resolution
  14. 14. Crop
  15. 15. Size
  16. 16. Grains / Dots
  17. 17. Colour, Brightness & Contrast
  18. 18. Caption
  19. 19. Photo Heading
  20. 20. Byline, Internet Copyrights</li></li></ul><li>Grid Elements<br />Column & Gutter<br />
  21. 21. Grid Elements<br />Text Inset<br />
  22. 22. Navigation Elements<br />Panel | Turn Page | Sections<br />Trivia : Mast-head not Master-head<br />
  23. 23. DesignMoods<br />
  24. 24. Leisure V/s Busy Designs<br />
  25. 25. Balancing Act<br />1. BALANCE<br />2. CONTRAST<br />3. RHYTHM<br />4. UNITY<br />5. HARMONY<br />
  26. 26. TOP HALF<br />Love @ First Site<br />
  27. 27. START COPYING!<br />How to start DESIGNING?<br />How to practice DESIGN?<br />
  28. 28. Thank You<br />Any Questions?<br />www.RaviHegde.com<br />

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