Poster for the newspaper Berliner Tageblatt, 1899 Trucker Hat
1000's more vintage prints available - CLICK HERE Visit our main site at http://www.jnniepce.com/ Berliner, or "midi", is a newspaper format with pages normally measuring about 470 mm × 315 mm (18½ in × 12.4 in). The Berliner format is slightly taller and marginally wider than the tabloid/compact format; and is both narrower and shorter than the broadsheet format. The Berliner format is used by many European newspapers, including dailies such as Le Monde in France, La Repubblica and La Stampa in Italy, De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, and (since 12 September 2005) The Guardian in the United Kingdom, and others as Expresso in Portugal. The French financial newspaper Les Échos changed to this format in September 2003, and the largest daily papers in Croatia (Večernji list), Serbia (Politika) and Montenegro (Vijesti), are also in this format. The most recent European newspaper to join this trend is Le Soir, Belgium's main French-language newspaper (15 November 2005). The University Observer became Ireland's first Berliner-sized paper in September 2009.
Confusingly, although the Berliner Zeitung is occasionally referred to as simply Berliner, it is not printed in Berliner format—the name refers merely to the city of Berlin, and was originally contrasted with "North German" and "French" sizes in the early 20th century. In fact, only two German national dailies use Berliner format: Die Tageszeitung (known as the "Taz"); and the Junge Welt, which, in 2004, abandoned the unique slightly-larger-than-A4 size that had marked it out since the early 1990s. The majority of the national quality dailies use the larger broadsheet format known as "nordisch", measuring 570×400 mm. Description Source Wikipedia