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A Photo Editor Remembers The Village Voice

A Photo Editor Remembers The Village Voice

By Meg Handler

This week, the The Village Voice will cease publication of its print edition. [Editor's note: The final print issue of The Voice will publish on Wednesday, September 20.]  For so many of us who still work (or don't work) in the media, this news felt like a punch in the gut. While the website will remain, it will never be the same as the paper itself. There's something about opening a newspaper and seeing your picture in there for the first time. This was the dream of so many, including myself.

There was a very specific aesthetic to the photographs in the paper. Having been inspired by the great documentary photographers of the 1960s, that was my aesthetic too. The black border around the photographs was considered a "Village Voice" look, the writer/photographer teams, like Guy Trebay and staff photographer  Sylvia Plachy, and nightlife columnist Michael Musto and photographer  Catherine McGann. The clean page design, the equal weight of words and images on feature pages, also gave the paper a unique look. The mission of the paper and its left-leaning nature, was also inspiring to me.



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Cover of the Day: The New Yorker, September 18, 2017

Cover of the Day: The New Yorker, September 18, 2017

Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgThe New Yorker, September 18, 2017

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Art Editor: Françoise Mouly
Artist: Eric Drooker

Cooking Light's Redesign with Creative Director, Rachel Lasserre

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While reaching 30 years in publication is no small feat, the Cooking Light team also had something more to celebrate with their recent September issue. The 30th Anniversary Issue featured an unveiling of a fresh new redesign and rebranding. The issue revealed both new content and a new design that emphasized a shift toward focusing on "fresh and healthy" and less attention on "light." 

Cooking Light's Editor-In-Chief, Hunter Lewis and Creative Director, Rachel Lasserre collaborated with design consultancy Area of Practice on the new design. We spoke with Rachel about the collaboration and what went into producing Cooking Light's new look.

Read on for Rachel's answers and to see more images from the redesign after the jump!
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Cover of the Day: Entrepreneur México, September 2017

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgEntrepreneur México, September 2017

Art Director: Vanessa Patiño López
Photographer & Photo Editor: Isaac Alcalá Nácar
Retouching: Azcary Andino
Cover of the day: New Philosopher, September 2017

Cover of the day: New Philosopher, September 2017

Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgNew Philosopher, September 2017
Editor: Zan Boag
Art Directors: Carlos Egan, Aida Novoa
Cover Design: Genis Carreras

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Cover of the Day: The Tulsa Voice, September 6 - 19, 2017

Cover of the Day: The Tulsa Voice, September 6 - 19, 2017

Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of great magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgThe Tulsa Voice, September 6 - 19, 2017

Creative Director: Madeline Crawford
Photographer: Valerie Grant
Editor: Liz Blood
Publisher: Langdon Publishing
Cover of the day: Food and Travel (UK), August/September 2017

Cover of the day: Food and Travel (UK), August/September 2017

Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.

cover-of-the-day-logo.jpgFood and Travel (UK), August/September 2017
Editor: Mark Sansom
Creative Director: Angela Dukes
Designers: Kelly Flood, Jessica Coomber

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Join SPD-U for Our 2017 Pub(lications) Crawl on Friday, 10/6/17
Join SPD-U for Our 2017 Pub(lications) Crawl on Friday, 10/6/17
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Cover of the day: donna hay (Australia), September 2017
Cover of the day: donna hay (Australia), September 2017
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Cover of the Day: MDC The Event Planner's Magazine, July/August 2017
Cover of the Day: MDC The Event Planner's Magazine, July/August 2017
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Cover of the day: habitus magazine, June-August 2017
Cover of the day: habitus magazine, June-August 2017
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Cover of the Day: San Francisco Magazine, September 2017
Cover of the Day: San Francisco Magazine, September 2017
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Happy Hour Recap: Summer's Final Exhale
Happy Hour Recap: Summer's Final Exhale
Although there are technically 22 days left until Fall kicks in, Thursday night Airbnbmag's Natasha Lunn and I waved off... ...More