Redesign the newspaper of your choice. You have to redesign the following elements of the newspaper: logo, front page, page 2 & 3, new… Read More
Redesign the newspaper of your choice. You have to redesign the following elements of the newspaper: logo, front page, page 2 & 3, news feature spread with a main and sub news articles and a spread chosen from the following subjects: culture, sports or a feature.
I chose to redesign The New York Times because I wanted to challenge myself and because I wanted to redesign a newspaper that has an international appeal. To redesign the New York Times involved a lot of work and initial research, and I soon found out that the newspaper hadn’t changed much in the last hundred years. Which meant I had to be thorough in my research to try to reach my goal of giving the New York Times a new, more current, look and feel without loosing its integrity.
My main focus was to create a rigid structure that could work through the entire newspaper. Legibility, user friendliness and spacing, were all important aspects I wanted to incorporate in my solution.
Here are a few key redesign attributes:
Smaller format to make the newspaper easier to handle, but still large enough to fit all the news.
5 columns instead of 6 to ease readability.
4 columns in the "arts" section to separate this part from the rest.
More widely use of white space to enhance readability as well as helping the viewer to get a quicker overview of the contents.
Color coded sections: news, opinion, arts
A graphic presentation of the weather to ease legibility. Read Less