As the Sappi African Printers of the Year awards draw near and the judging process draws to a close, printers throughout the continent wait in anticipation for the prestigious awards dinner, where the cream of Africa's printing crop is recognized. In preparation for this event, we take a look at this Sappi initiative, its history and its objectives.
In the magazine environment, graphic designers, publishers and editors are charged with the complex responsibility of ensuring that the cover of their specific magazine cannot be dismissed. Although there may be a few hard and fast rules that make for a great magazine cover, because magazines differ extensively according to their readership, what works for one will not work for the other.
We speak to an industry leader about a burning industry issue: do newspapers and magazines need online extensions and what is the relationship between them? Matthew Buckland, general manager of Mail & Guardian Online, answers questions by Gareth Richards