We need a new layout for a monthly newspaper which covers different topics, from serious issues to health topics, but we want it to be more readable and entertaining than normal political- or financial newspapers. In a boulevard-style but not too flashy.
We ask the designers to find a good balance between serious and boulevard. It should be appealing to read, not grey and boring. However not as colourful and flashy as a 100-percent-boulevard-paper. It should be made of different article-squares per page including photos, graphics or/and cartoons. We DON'T want it to look as one-dimensional as our old newspaper (We added a screenshot of the old newspaper). We need different article-designs in size and for topics as political articles, economic articles, quotes, jokes etc. The newspaper should be in three to four columns. The print space is: width: 200 mm, height: 278 mm.
We would go more in detail with the winner of the competition but we need some impressions for the basic general Layout and some designs for different articles. Please don’t design the layout in the SAME way as our example pictures. It would be great if you find your own way to realize our description.
If you have questions please ask.
The overall task is to create a design, that represents a high standard of seriousness, reliable sources and quality and is at the same time attractive for a circle of readers as wide and numerous as possible!