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Designing News

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Francesco Franchi is one of the most exceptional talents working in information graphics today. Although relatively young and new to the field, Franchi has already received worldwide acclaim for his distinctive graphic and editorial design of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle, an Italian magazine now widely considered to be a modern classic.

Joe La Pompe

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Advertising is a business worth billions. The visual language of effective ad campaigns is generally considered to be innovative, radical, and groundbreaking. But is that really true? In 100 Visual Ideas, 1000 Great Ads, the French blogger and undercover advertising expert Joe La Pompe exposes the not-so-secret visual recipes behind successful ads.

Visual Storytelling

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More and more data is being collected. We can access ever more information at any time and from any place. The fundamental challenge now is how to extract the most valuable news, the most surprising findings, and the most relevant stories from the flood of information that is available to us.


Change is one of the few constants in the world. In recent years, more and more images are being created that not only capture a moment in time, but also point to a change that can and will take place directly thereafter.

Erratic is a collection of current, often playful work by designers, photographers, and artists who are exploring the reciprocal effects between stability and instability, symmetry and asymmetry, and pressure and counter-pressure.


Today’s graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are rediscovering old printing techniques and handcrafts. They are inspired by passion for the unique; the feel of different papers, press cuts, and embossing; the brilliance of printing inks; and the originality of book binding techniques. The book <-Impressive-> presents the results of this passion.


Disregarding Swiss etiquette Martin Woodtli is not one to stick to conventions. Far beyond the “allowed”, respectable rules of graphic design he happily throws various tools and techniques, CAD, isometric images and a whole bunch of special colours into a big, fat pot. And then gives this extravagant primeval soup another quick stir.

Übersee 1

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Übersee (Overseas) is a platform-focus-soapbox on all things out there, at seas, overseas.

A periodical at 3 issues a year it will have: no adverts, no sponsor, no fashion, no music, no reviews, no fame, no superstars and no compromise. But instead art, graphic design and photography will be allowed to mutate, interbreed, incubate and develop. Some things will be found and some things will be made.

Both timeless and very now, Übersee (Overseas) regularly assembles dgv’s true favourites.

Turning Pages

The media industry is in upheaval. New magazines, daily newspapers, and books are being developed, classics are being redesigned, and the interplay between the printed and digital realms is being tested. Against this background, Turning Pages is a perceptive survey of the state-of-the-art magazines, books, and newspapers that are redefining print media today as well as an inspirational forecast of future developments.


The terms mobility and ecological sustainability in recent years are giving themselves a complete visual makeover and freeing themselves of the out-of-date stereotypes from yesteryear. In Sideways: A Smart Art Project, top international creatives and leading trend magazines envision and visualize a new creative language for expressing green modes of mobility.


Today, illustration appears in design-related projects in a wide range of styles. One can find drawings done fleetingly by hand just as often as polished vector graphics created on computers. Motifs are not only being produced in pencil, chalk, airbrush and marker but also by mixing media, for example by combining illustration, photography and wallpaper. But when so many alluring possibilities currently exist in illustration, how can one stay up to date and how should one evaluate new developments?

Grid Index

Grid Index is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems. It is an essential reference book for designers, visual artists, architects, researchers and mathematicians. From the simplest grids made up entirely of squares to the most complex irregular ones with infinitely unpredictable patterns of growth, the book itself is a work of art.