Taz II

I had great plans to use this blog to take my mind off work, but dangnammit I’m becoming a design addict. Perhaps it’s simply the visual aesthetics. Also, I aim to post more frequently in future.

Die Tageszeitung has made another bold decision for its front page. Where the paper normally has a large, rectangular image it has used a cut out of Herbert Gronemeyer, a musician/actor known for his humanitarian work. Sure, he looks odd, but it’s a strike choice.

The story, which is about G8 promises regarding Africa, isn’t even a story in the traditional sense. There are three large quotations — from Gronemeyer, Bono of U2 and Bob Geldof — and a small link paragraph hugging the singer’s leg. There’s also enough white space to allow the text and image to stand out while not seeming lost.

My best translation for the headline is: “African aid: G8 states do not fulfill their promises. These politics provoke force”. Any native speakers out there who can help me out?


All hail newseum.


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