Designing News in Singapore

Lecture and Book Launch with Francesco Franchi
Posted by Gestalten—10/2013

Singapore's BooksActually invites award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi to give a special lecture about his newly released book Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics, published by Gestalten.

In the book, Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.

Designing News explores how today’s media outlets can become credible, cross-platform news brands. Franchi advocates redefining reporting as telling a continuous narrative across a broad range of traditional and digital media. To this end, he proposes a new, integrated role for editorial designers in advancing the evolution of media for the future.

Franchi’s findings in the book are based on his own work for Il Sole 24 ORE as well as case studies by the top media insiders Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek, Daniele Codega of Thomson Reuters, Steve Duenes of the New York Times, Mark Porter formerly of the Guardian, Matt Curtis of the Times, Oliver Reichstein of Information Architects, Adrien Bosc of Feuilleton et Desports, and type designer Christian Schwartz.

About the author:

Francesco Franchi is an editorial and information designer, and since 2008, the art director for IL – Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly news magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, one of Italy’s top financial newspapers. Embracing new languages in journalism, Franchi is a true master of combining representation and interpretation, creating a visual form that is as graphic as it is narrative, as entertaining as it is informative. His work has been awarded on numerous occasions, including the European Design Awards and at the renowned Malofiej conference.  

Designing News

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Francesco Franchi’s perceptive book about the future of the news and media industries in our digital age.
→ read more

Francesco Franchi

On Visual Storytelling and New Languages in Journalism
Posted by Gestalten—02/2012

Francesco Franchi is the art director for IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, Italy’s leading financial daily.

→ read more

Super Salon

Warsaw
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

November Shop of the Month

→ read more

Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

Lukas Feireiss in Conversation with Larissa Fassler, Niklas Goldbach, and Jens Reinert
Posted—10/2014

The Map Design Toolbox

Time-Saving Templates for Graphic Design
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

“There is an openness in my work that I connect to life in Amsterdam.”

From Dutch Design Week, Mae Engelgeer explains her tactile designs.
Posted by Gestalten—10/2014

Recent Book Releases

show all

Little Gestalten recommended on People of Print.

Sven Ehmann and Hendrik Hellige interviewed about Kleine Gestalten live on Deutschlandradio Kultur's program Lesart.

The Craft and the Makers reviewed on Trendland.

Hide and Seek featured on Cool Camping.

Muster machen recommended in creativ verpacken's October issue.

Oasis in the October/November issue of inForm.

Out of the Blue featured in the Octover/November issue of Bücher Magazin.

Join Our Designer Database

We welcome portfolio and proposal submissions for Gestalten's potential publications and collaborations.

→ How to submit.