The Observer has rejuvenated its image and has a new masthead created by the paper’s in-house design team. The over-all redesign includes four colour-coded broadsheet sections and aims to be progressive while recognising the paper’s historical background, says design editor Graham Black. ‘Our aim was to give the Observer a concise, contemporary and relaxed feel which at the same time reiterates the authority of the paper,’ Black adds. The paper has also launched Preview, a 48-page listings and entertainment supplement. Design is by the Guardian and Observer product development unit headed by launch art director James Chambers.
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