A version of this post originally appeared on Mario Garcia’s site. It has been reposted with his permission.
From time to time a newspaper redesign is announced that gets everyone on alert mode. Such is the case with the redesign unveiled today by the Financial Times. Let's take a look at the centerpieces of this project: the new fonts, the new grid, greater role of graphics and, overall, creating a print edition for the digital age.
The newly designed front page of the Financial Times
Kevin Wilson, head of design at the Financial Times, teased me with a short mail that simply said: “Mario, it’s still pink and still a broadsheet”.
That’s good to know, but it was even better to sample some pages with the new design that Kevin sent me a couple of days ago.
Three highlights are the main centerpieces of the Financial Times’ redesign, which was led by Kevin Wilson along with design consultant Mark Leeds :
-A new typographic palette: get introduced to Financier, an elegant, old world font that charms at first sight. Read more