with Francesco Franchi
It is a challenging time for publications. Obviously many have been replaced by web sites, or blogs, or social media. But if we intensify the visual side of magazines, and intensify the typography, and print them beautifully, we can get readers to pay for them. Enthusiastically.
“Well, it’s working for me. . . . So far.”
Francesco Franchi is an Italian graphic designer born in 1982. Since 2008 he has been the creative director of IL, the magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE. Professional journalist since 2010. He is contract professor at IUAV University of Venice and IED in Milan, Turin, and Barcelona, and also lecturer at Singapore Management University, Politecnico of Milano, Domus Academy, and in other universities in Italy and abroad. In 2013 he published Designing News, Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics (Gestalten). During his career he has won many awards including the European Design Awards, the D&AD Awards and the Compasso d’Oro ADI Award. His works have been published and exhibited in several countries, recently at the V&A Museum in London and at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. He is member of the Society of Publication Designers (SPD), the Society for News Design (SND) and professional member of AIAP.
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