New Guardian

The Guardian redesigns on Monday 12th September 2005 - here's the new front page, as posted up on the Editor's Blog on Sunday night. Interestingly, it was different by the time it hit the streets of London on Monday morning. The Guardian has made full PDFs of the entire finished paper available here. Part of a post on the redesign at City of Sound.

  • Nick Richards 10y

    It looks even better in the flesh too. Not entirely sure about the headline weight of the typeface to be honest, it seems a bit thin and the descenders on the capital T are a little worrying. Oddly it seems to work much better in the sports section, not least I suspect due to liberal use of the 'G2 weight' to balance it up.
  • Robin Hamman PRO 10y

    The photo changed overnight, so did the national story at the bottom (which might explain the typo in that story - same old Guardian really!) ;-)
  • kieranish 10y

    I think the barcode placement is designed with shopkeepers in mind. Though the person who served me today was initially confused, the placement allowed for a simple drag past the scanner, where other newspapers have to have their corners bent pushed and pulled into scanner compliance.
  • holgate PRO 10y

    I'm not convinced by the thin top leading for headlines: it feels rather cramped. given that the Egyptian face is quite broad. (The obvious point of comparison is Le Monde, which has a narrower face and more generous top leading.)

    Great, great spot, though, on ragged-right vs. justified text.
  • Pete Ashton 10y

    The genius, I think, is when it's folded for sale. Two cover designs in one!
  • kieranish 10y

    If you look at the leader column inside then that's also justified, despite being comment. So maybe justified text equates to the words of the paper as a whole, news or otherwise, whereas the ragged-right is for the words of individuals (the obituaries, usually written by someone close to the deceased, are also ragged-right)..
  • Andrew Losowsky 10y

    I like it, but a few things need tidying - the Fifth column should be self-contained on the front page (and definitely not continue inside on the fourth column); the byline of the main story should be, well, a main story byline, not a footer; I really dislike the thin drop caps, and agree with nedrichards/holgate about the headline; G2's Simon Schama piece, however, is just lovely design. Very Brodovitch, again. Five columns is good too, and great for advertisers. Learning from the Indy's six column cock up there.
  • Nate Koechley PRO 10y

    thanks for taking the time to annotate. i haven't seen it in person, so this really helped.
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