Anyone out there have some good sources for digital, editorial design inspiration. I find it pretty easy to find a lot of product and sales based web design inspiration, but, when it comes to working with "stories" with lots of content, pickings are slimmer. I'm looking for both complex (the National Geographic story) and simple (the Wired story) approaches to storytelling, imagery and typography. Here are a few pieces I've found myself:
These are some great boards Jonas. Thanks!
Thanks for these suggestions! Definitely love the Intercept's stuff but haven't checked in there for a while. The Bloomberg article is great too.
I reallyl like how The Verge takes the time and care to craft unique art direction for each of their longform articles—
- animating subtle stutters in the headings of "Speak, Memory" or huge visual glitches in the images and headings of "Anatomy of a Hack",
- communicating audible ideas through silent spot illustrations/animations in "Sound Descision", and
- embracing the branding of the subject matter in "Translating Seinfeld" and "Tastemaker".
Definitely digging the typographical work on both the Tufte page and the HLR page. Thanks!
MIT Technology Review! https://www.technologyreview.com/
Wow. Powerful. The background transitions in this story are so simple, but perfect for the context.
Maybe a bit too easy as I'm working for the studio atm, but Studio AIRPORT did some fine digital editorial work last year with Beyond Prison.
This is excellent. Looks like you guys are doing good work over there. The mix of infographic/photo/animation is really intriguing.
Thanks. I'll pass it along. For more of the editorial stuff you were looking for, check out on one of the stories. :)
The first article that really stood out for me as being great digital editorial is/was Snowfall by The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/
A riveting story and a good use of mixed media. Thanks for the tip!
I work in Editorial design for digital. I'd love to see this thread get some legs!
There are lots of good individual articles here: https://longform.org/ some are templates, some are "art directed" but they stay current.
I want to second Designing the editorial experience" above (It's a great book!), but would add "Designing News" https://www.amazon.com/Designing-News-Changing-Editorial-Information/dp/389955468X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476563355&sr=8-1&keywords=Designing+news. Has some fantastic case studies in it, including one on Snowfall. https://www.amazon.com/Editorial-Design-Digital-Cath-Caldwell/dp/1780671644/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1476563355&sr=8-3&keywords=Designing+news Is also a pretty awesome.
Thanks Matthew. I've big fan of Francesco Franchi and "Designing News" has been on my must-read list for a while. Got get on that! Thanks for the other two resources are too. They'll keep me busy for a little while. I really wish there was a dedicated resource for digital editorial inspiration and discussion. Like an equivalent to magculture or spd.
Two resources that have helped me out are browsing Matt Willey's portfolio http://www.mattwilley.co.uk/ and also the book Designing the Editorial Experience by Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar. There are a lot of great Q&A interviews from the folks at NYT, Huff Post, BuzzFeed and more. https://amzn.com/1592538959
Matt Willey has some beautiful print work. Thanks!
Uh, yes please I work on 2 editorial products and this is insanely helpful. I ask for stuff like this in the slack channels I'm in constantly and I feel like I never get any response
If anyone's still following this thread, here's another great editorial piece by Highline/Huffington Post: 21st Century Gold Rush