Visual Mapping and Cultural Authority: Design changes in US newspapers, 1920-1940-an article written by John Nerone

This is a short yet interesting article about the time period where the was a real shift in the design and layout of newspapers. It was around the 1920’s-1930’s in America when the main newspapers made a shift and took control of the densely crowded and animated design that had been used, to a more streamline clean look. The new calm rational face of newspapers was an expression of new professionalism and authority taken on by journalists and designers alike. The modern day newspaper was designed to make the reader feel that they can really get to a level of understanding of all the chaos that is going on in the world.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1460-2466.1995.tb00726.x/abstract

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