Wednesday Webs: Newspaper Nameplates


Newspaper nameplate design by Adunate

I’ve been researching newspaper nameplates for an upcoming project. Sometimes people refer to these as mastheads, but technically, in newspaper design the masthead is a section that lists the name of the publisher, contact information and subscription rates. Whatever. The top banner of the newspaper is what I’m working on. And here’s what I’ve run across in my research:

  • Ever wonder why newspaper mastheads were always done in Gothics? According to Font Factory, these typefaces embody the longstanding credibility newspapers wish to convey.
  • This instructor’s site takes me back to my college days. One of my favorite journalism classes: Newspaper Design.
  • Newspapers aren’t dead. Here are trends in news design.
  • When it comes to inspiration, nothing beats Pinterest!


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