It takes real teamwork to get quality writing published. Finding an exciting topic, researching sources, or hunting down interview subjects all require creativity and determination. In addition to the text, beautiful photos and unique illustrations are essential, and in our case, we shouldn’t forget that the articles need to be translated into another language to reach as many people as possible. Below the Hype&Hyper team shares with us which articles were the most memorable for them to create this year!
My favorite article this year was Bianka Geiger’s Like a local #5. There are personal reasons behind this, as it was my first translation for Hype&Hyper, but I also enjoy the Like a local series because they present real gems, instead of tourist attractions. I try out most of them, and I can tell you from experience, they are worth exploring!
Eszter Beleznai, translator
In today’s hectic world, there is seldom enough time for interviews. Journalists should get to the bottom of the matter, cross-question the details, and get to know the subject in twenty minutes. Perhaps that is why it was such a pleasure to interview Mr. Norman Naimark about the history and psychology of genocide. I had a full schedule that day, but we sat down, and by the time I looked at my watch, an hour and a half had passed, so I even had to cancel my afternoon meetings. But it was well worth it, yielding an incredibly meaningful and important material, a real deep dive.
Barnabás Heincz, deputy editor in chief
Echoes of Hungary
There have been so many great articles this year, it would be too hard to pick only one. Therefore I decided to choose an entire publication. The illustration of Echoes of Hungary was my personal favorite because as a graphic designer it’s truly inspiring to work with an author and figure out together what could best represent the article in question. Echoes has been immensely inspiring this year, full of iconic characters, exciting places, and great people. And the fact that this publication came third in this year’s RGB Creative Design Awards just made it all the more memorable for me!
Réka Pisla, graphic designer