ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- The 9th annual +1T Newspaper Design Days, organized annually by the Zaman newspaper, kicked off on Tuesday at the Zaman daily's headquarters in Istanbul with the aim of providing young designers with new perspectives on publishing and design.
The event, which brings together journalists and newspaper designers, is seen as one of the most important events in the industry. The +1T Newspaper Design Days offers workshops and seminars for students in the fields of communications and the fine arts, as well as for anybody interested in design. Many domestic and international figures from the world of journalism and photography will share the secrets of their success with the participants during the event, which will be held at the Zaman headquarters in Istanbul's Yenibosna neighborhood.
Nearly 400 university students studying graphic design, journalism and architecture are gathering at Zaman's headquarters to hear from professional journalists and newspaper designers during the +1T Newspaper Design Days, which will end on
Delivering the conference's opening speech on Tuesday, Zaman Art Director Fevzi Yazici shared tips about designing and about how a newspaper's layout affects how much time a reader will spend reading it. "People spend an average of 20 minutes reading the newspaper every day. Everyone reads the parts that they are most interested in. You have to produce designs that will help them read. It should not be boring. It should be easily readable and interesting," Yazici added.
Yazici also stated that each page of the newspaper has a specific character, and that designers should respect that character when producing their work.
In this year's event, there will be speakers on many topics, including design, photography, illustrations and infographics, including:
There will also be Turkish journalists. Zaman Editor-in-Chief
(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CIHAN
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