Posts Tagged ‘Philip Maramba’

A Top 10 front page focusing on tablets in the classroom

Monday, April 7, 2014

Congratulations to Charleston Daily Mail designers who came up with this Newseum Top 10 front page.

The Newseum often uses themes to determine its Top 10, and today’s had to do with wordplay:

The headlines in today’s Top Ten are more than a nice play on words. They made our list because they summed up the featured story in a few effective words; were clever without being too cute; and were simple without being overly simplistic.

The Daily Mail’s centerpiece focused on changing technology in classrooms. The design started with a concept by writer Samuel Speciale, who is a typography enthusiast. Graphics artist Kevin Cade got the image of the tablet ready to go. Managing editor Philip Maramba brought the centerpiece and headline together. And copy editor Samantha Ricketts brought it all home.



New look for the print version of the Charleston Daily Mail

Monday, February 10, 2014

If you picked up a print version of the Charleston Daily Mail today and thought it looked different, your eyes were not deceiving you.



The paper has gone through a re-design — the product of a lot of thought and long hours by Managing Editor Philip Maramba.

The print re-design is part of an overall effort to freshen up all of our products, including both the newspaper and our website. The website revamp will come in a few weeks, in mid-March.

The goals of the print re-design included displaying photography better and giving stories a little more room to breathe.  Plus, the news quipster Charley West is bigger.

Here’s a little bit more about the re-design.

I like it. But I got one call already this morning with an unfavorable review. The caller said the new design looks derivative, like some he’d seen in Florida.

What do you think? I’d like to hear your (polite) opinion.

Here’s what the front page of the paper looked like today, compared to Friday.

























 Update: Newspaper design guru Charles Apple weighs in on the Charleston Daily Mail redesign on his blog. A positive first impression, it seems.