Life is a Mystery

2 April 2009

Designing a newspaper

There is a lot of handwringing about the death of the newspaper these days. But I found myself arguing, a couple weeks ago, that a newspaper could still be viable. I thought it would take some real embrace of the medium, the opportunities a printed page offers to one-up the experience of the screen in resolution, beauty, and context. Little did I know there was already such a pathfinder out there.

I love how Utko focused on the constraints of the printed page, and then pushed up to those boundaries. He does not let any of us off the hook, anyone, with or without budget, with or without staff, anyone can push to be better than good.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org