The new newspaper has been designed by Jennifer Waddell of Barcelona-based consultancy Cases & Associates, which also worked on the most recent redesign of The Independent.
The 56-page i launches today at a cost of 20p.
Simon Kelner, editor-in-chief of The Independent and I, says, ‘It’s not only a new paper, but a new kind of paper, designed for people with busy, modern lives.’ Kelner describes the paper as ‘colourful and accessible, concise and intelligent’.
The paper opens with a two-page spread of news in brief articles, called ‘The News Matrix’, which Kelner says ‘gives [the reader] an overview of today’s main news stories’. This matrix model is also used in the business and sport sections.
Other features include a TV guide on the centre pages and an IQ section of features.
The Independent was redesigned in April in a project led by Cases & Associates.
The Independent and The Independent on Sunday were bought by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev, who also owns the London Evening Standard, in March.