Tuesday, 16 February 2010

World's best designed papers?

The world's best designed newspapers were named this week. Two of the top three are German, all are big read newspapers with traditional titlepieces, serif display and have swathes of space to play with. There isn't a tabloid or compact to be seen. Equally scarce are any advertisements. The winners, chosen, from 240 entries, are der Freitag (Berlin), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and The New York Times. It's a real accolade for der Freitag which is a weekly with a circulation  of 12,400. Take a look at the pages in detail on Flickr on Society for News Design and let us know what you think.


  1. Says more about the judges than the papers, perhaps?

  2. Or about the papers that entered the competition?

  3. The five judges all appear older than you and me - and are certainly traditionalists. The papers look clean enough though. They will announce the 21 runners up this week. Will be interesting to see if there is a British one in there.