Thisday Newspapers

Posted on April 13, 2015

I’ve always loved newspapers, for some reason iv’e always been curious about how they are put together, not just the design part but the part where people are bound to go crazy, or get into fist fights because someone decided to send in something really late, and they have to make press the next day and i keep wondering, how many times the editor might decide to take a smoke break or reach for his liquor cabinet because a lot of crazy things happen.

I like Thisday Newspapers, its that newspaper that has grown to become the number one in an industry that almost got run over by the advent of new media, may favorite column is the back-page and for some reason Simon Kolawole’s piece on Sunday, is something i always look forward to every week.

And as the fun tradition of our Kung Fu series the first in this edition is based on the newspaper with HQ in Apapa Lagos started by Nduka Obaigbena. We decided to give it some spit shine.

The Old Logo

the clear interpretation of the Thisday logo is embodied in the the saying the pen is mightier than the sword and with the eagle emblazoned in the center with the words truth and justice in the banner at the bottom, iv’e always wondered who designed the logo.

Our Own take

we felt that since Thisday has emerged to become the most widely read newspaper in Nigeria, there is nothing wrong in taking the title as the king of newspapers. In 24 hours this is what we came up with.

The crown: Stands as a symbol of authority in news media and running anything for 20 years no be beans

The shield: Telling the truth is a very hard thing to do especially in theses neck of the woods known as Nigeria, protecting the truth and actually sticking out your neck for it is a different kettle of fish. As ceremonial members of the fourth estate i believe its a job they have done well for the past 20 years.

The Eagle: The eagle with its keen eyes symbolized perspicacity, courage, strength and immortality, but is also considered “king of the skies” and messenger of the highest Gods. With these attributed qualities the eagle became a symbol of power and strength in Ancient Rome.

Everything Else

this has been out take on Thisday, if you have any comments please we would like to hear it

thanks for watching

Originally published at on April 13, 2015.