Goodbye STL. Hello CLE.
The Society for News Design is in early preparations for its 2012 workshop in Cleveland. SND CLE will open with a reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and most likely maintain a rocker vibe the rest of the week.
The St. Louis workshop, which ended Saturday, demonstrated a lot more upbeat energy than the year before. Not that the economy (or our prospects) improved, but we’ve had more time to wrap our heads around our new reality. That’s my top-of-my-head summary at least. We’ve gotten used to the idea of print, digital and whatever else realigning, resizing and resettling. And we’re also pretty darn sure print isn’t going to go away. And improved digital technology is keeping good design not only alive, but ensuring its importance. Who wants an ugly app?
Here’s our first glimpse at Cleveland, presented Saturday by Michael Tribble, design and graphics director at the Plain Dealer, host of our 2012 conference. He’s also a regional directior, as am I. This clip was produced by Dale Omori and Andrea Levy, with sound design by Jon Fobes, and typography by Emmet Smith.