Its almost common place now to say that newspapers are finished and that all they can look forward to is eeking out a living online, while their paper edition die a slow death.
This is true for most newspapers and in Britain there’s only one newspaper that has consistently been able to overcome the negative predictions.
In late 2003, the Indpendent was a struggling newspaper. It ranked almost last in popularity? among the Britain’s dozen major newspapers. It was then that it made the brave decision to move from being a broadsheet to being a tabloid. Every day the frontpage features a single image or photo trying to grab the readers attention. Some worked and some didn’t but many were little masterpieces of graphic design. 3 1/2 years later it is selling 15.5 per cent more than it did back in September 2003.
While their reporting is good and has won several awards, its their cover photos that really make the Independent stand out. Today, we take a look back at some of the very best graphic design examples from the Independent frontpage over the last 18 months:
|Tony Blair’s Legacy||Whale Hunting|
|Climate Change Prediction||Mental Illness Treatment|
|New Laws||Heroin in the UK|
|Record Art Sales||New Laws|
|Immigration into Europe||Special Aids Issue|
|SUVs and Climate Change||Climate Change|
|Haj Photos||Healthcare Problems|