Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design

El Mundo

Madrid, Spain

El Mundo (The World) is the second largest printed daily newspaper in Spain and the largest digital newspaper.

It first appeared on Oct. 23, 1989 and was founded by Alfonso de Salas, Pedro J. Ramírez (who still serves as publisher and editor), Balbino Fraga and Juan González, a journalist. Editorially, it often expresses the mainstream views of the Spanish right with independent and liberal overtones.

Today El Mundo, along with Marca and Expansión, is controlled by the Italian publishing company RCS MediaGroup, through its Spanish subsidiary company Unidad Editorial S.L.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from El Mundo


20,000 circulation

130 staff

1993 Frontpage
El Mundo front page from Feb. 10, 1993
See a newsroom photo from 1993


330,000 circulation

N/A staff

El Mundo front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)