From The Font Bureau: Redesign of The Washington Post
From Seth Godin
The magazine you are holding is 9 percent smaller — a little off the top, a little off the sides — than the issue you held last week. This is not the first cut of the ”trim” size of The New York Times Magazine in its 100-year plus history. That makes it no less regrettable. We liked being one of the tallest and widest magazines in America — and actually, we remain so (just less so).
To cope with rising costs, The New York Times Magazine cuts pages, but packs in just as much content with a new typeface.
From Edward Tufte: To begin, here is Conway’s Law: “Any organization which designs a system . . . will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.”
From ReadWriteWeb: compare three big media sites that have launched new versions of their web news properties in 2007: CNN(redesigned this weekend), USA Today (redesigned in March), and AOL News(redesigned last week).
The first epoch of Web design is over; from now on, Web pages will be as attractive as print — but more interactive.