From It's Nice That: While magazine redesigns often receive a great deal of attention, few are likely to be more scrutinised than the new-look New York Times Magazine which debuts on Sunday. The Times is the leading newspaper in the US and its magazine is read by nearly four million people every week. When listed, the changes design director Gail Bichler and her new art director Matt Willey have implemented sound exhaustive – redrawn fonts, a redrawn logo, a new approach to lay-outs, a new-look version of the online magazine. Add to this a raft of new features and editorial changes (such as a new weekly poem, a column that rotates between four critics and a dispatch from the frontline of internet culture) and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the new magazine will be unrecognisable.
From Webdesigner Depot: One of the most renowned magazines in the world, The New York Times Magazine, has undergone a redesign with two key aims: to carve out a distinct identity, and to embrace the current digital climate.
From NY Times Magazine: Eric Spitznagel, who writes the Compare & Contrast column for The One-Page Magazine, asks and answers his own questions about his process.
NY Times designers have streamlined online article pages and created a more responsive interface with faster load times. So navigating between stories is easier and finding more content that appeals to you is just a click, swipe or tap away.
From Scientific American: E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but reading on paper still has its advantages
From FastCompany: Virtually unchanged since 2006, nytimes.com has debuted a design overhaul that questions the very nature of a publication.
From A List Apart: The internet changed the business of publishing in ways that are excellent for readers, authors, designers, and publishers, but it’s kicked the proverbial chair out from under lots of business models that were established prior to its arrival. Everyone can feel the effects of the publishing industry’s struggle to figure out exactly what value it offers, how to deliver it, and where to go from here.
From NY Times: Some daily newspapers are cutting printing and delivery schedules and shifting their emphasis to the Web, but industry analysts warned that such moves might alienate once-loyal readers.