“Even if you don’t speak Turkish, you can understand us. Because design is universal. So is page design.”
This quote is from an ad for Zaman we’ve seen in our SNDBoston guides. If you ignore the “Turkish” part, its a great way to describe what we saw and heard in Marek Knap’s lecture on design in Eastern Europe.
Knap has been a designer since 1995 and his background lies in magazine design. He has worked on the Polish versions of magazines like Newsweek, Maxim, Marie Claire. In 2005, he introduced a redesign of Rzeczpospolita of Warsaw, Poland. In the same year, SND named it one of the World’s Best Designed Newspapers.
Even though most of us aren’t familiar with Cyrillic characters or the Polish language, I know we can all appreciate Knap’s work.
“Visual language has experienced a revolution…I think we can call it evolution.” -Marek Knap
— Ashley Zammitt, UNC-CH
SND Chapter President