International Herald Tribune unveils redesign

The International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, has unveiled a new look.

The redesign has been created by a joint IHT/NYT design team, led by Tom Bodkin, assistant editor and design director of the NYT.

A new masthead has been unveiled, with the word ‘International’ given more prominence, and a new version of the newspaper’s Cheltenham font has been introduced.

The design sees the business section anchored to the back of the newspaper during the week, while a new section called Weekend Arts is launching in the weekend edition.

Also launching today is a new website,, which merges the IHT and NYT websites, and is edited in New York, Paris and Hong Kong.

IHT global edition editor Martin Gottlieb says, ‘Redesigning the newspaper and reconfiguring our global online presence at the same time created significant opportunities for us, journalistically. Working with the NYT we have been able to look at the overall balance and direction of our coverage afresh.

‘By consolidating Web operations and improving design processes, we are freeing up editorial energies to focus on delivering the accurate reporting, thought-provoking writing and sharp analysis that our international readers need now more than ever.’

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  • David November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    They’ve done a Facebook, jumped the shark. It’s horribly unreadable, difficult to scan and navigate. The Economist did this a year ago- a brilliantly usable site redesigned into a cluttered mess; Facebook copied Twitter and 94% of it’s users hated it. Now IHT, one of the most readable and clean news sites online, has followed suit; with a most unreadable font, worse colours and a cluttered style it’s even worse than the Economist.

    Please, guys, don’t just redesign for the style or hell of it; design is functional use. It was brilliant before, but now it’s just another terrible NYT site.

  • Jan Peeters November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I totally agree. I was utterly shocked by the merge and redesign. They killed one of the most readable newssites I’ve ever come across.
    Also the iPhone version of NYT is such a degradation over the previous IHT version. I’ve moved on to other news sources.

  • Joseph Brewer November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I really liked the design of the previous IHT site–better than the NYT site. So this is a disappointment.

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