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    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Wednesday, February 28, 2007

    Design: World’s Best-Designed Newspapers

    Society for News Design announced the World’s Best-Designed Newspapers last week. These four newspapers (and associated magazines) have been awarded:
    Äripäev of Tallinn, Estonia
    (Designed by Jacek Utko, you can view his portfolio at;
    El Economista of Madrid, Spain
    (Designed by Innovation International Media Consulting Group* led by Javier Errea, and with Miguel Buckenmeyer). Interestingly, Innovation has a set-up in India, but I could not see any design work for Indian publishing houses mentioned on their site.
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung of Frankfurt, Germany (Designed by
    Politiken of Copenhagen, Denmark
    (Designed by Palmer Watson of

    Sad to note that none of the first four is designed by Mario Garcia, India’s favorite newspaper designer (His latest being MINT for Hindustan Times)!

    For more detailed information on the awards and the philosophy behind choosing the winners, read here.

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