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.
The cultural festival will take place between March and October in 2022, and features high profile commissions involving the likes of Assemble and Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun.
The new “simplified” designs have been influenced by audience research showing that the BBC’s previous look was “old fashioned”.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.
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