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BERKELEY'S NEWS • NOVEMBER 21, 2023

Design Essay: Best of Design 2022

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ANGELA BI | SENIOR STAFF

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DECEMBER 19, 2022

A designer’s eye is something only some are bestowed with and in a world where words only mean so much and letters only go so far, visuals and designs and illustrations truly make everything that much more meaningful. Without designers, our paper would just be a bunch of words on a page — and no matter how entertaining the writer or how persuasive the prose — a bunch of black and white is not as tempting to be read all over. 

In 2022, our designers brought life to the words that would have otherwise been unaccompanied and alone, they gave color to a characteristically colorless piece of paper and they made The Daily Californian a paper one was excited to pick up. 

Certainly, during a time where a book is definitely judged by its cover, we are so glad that our designers make our covers something to be marveled at. 

— Maria Khan, spring 2023 special issues editor

Bad Bunny illustration.
Aishwarya Jayadeep/Senior Staff
Climate change illustration.
Karissa Ho/Senior Staff
Cafe Ohlone illustration.
Aarthi Muthukumar/Senior Staff
Woman standing dramatically.
Tyler Wu/Staff
Close up illustration of woman's face.
Vivienne Lin/Staff
Woman playing guitar illustration.
Fifi Berman/Staff
Man playing piano illustration.
Alison Xiong/Staff
Abortion rights illustration.
Betsy Siegal/Staff
Potluck recipes graphic.
Flora Huynh/Staff
Woman reading in front of Berkeley campus illustration.
Melanie Wu/Staff
Film reel illustration.
Soma Chu/Staff
Ingredients on a table illustration.
Ashley Xu/Staff

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DECEMBER 19, 2022