Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design


Copenhagen, Denmark

Politiken (The Politic) is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, published by JP/Politikens Hus. The paper is one of Denmark’s leading newspapers in terms of both circulated copies and number of readers.

Internationally, Politiken is widely respected for its design, for which it has won several awards. In 2012 Politiken was declared ‘World’s Best’ along with four other newspapers in a competition carried out by Society for News Design. The paper’s design, format and brand was given as the reason, when a jury made up of journalists, scientists and experts in 2010 awarded Politiken with the European Newspaper Award.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from Politiken


155,000 circulation

147 staff

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


97,986 circulation

N/A staff

2013 Frontpage
Politiken front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)