Pages from: Jeanette Kendall | Times Newspapers

JEANETTE HAS BEEN WATCHING this blog for some time, and has offered some pages in the past. Now, she comes to us with a redesign…exciting!

Her note follows, then the pages, with comments from Ed.

FROM JEANETTE:

Hello Ed,
We recently went through a redesign, so I thought I’d send in an old and new version to see what you think? If you’d like to see a couple more, let me know. Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks!

FROM ED:

1. You say you “went through” a redesign. This is unclear. Did you do the redesign yourselves or were you helped by an outsider?
2. The nameplate is more open and contemporary, the teasers are much easier to navigate.
3. Looks like you’ve returned to justified text in some stories. Do you have a style guide that spells out why and when that is to occur?
4. The new Bureau Grotesque typeface is, perhaps, a bit dated nowadays. But it’s certainly an improvement from your previous sans serif display face.
5. I wish you had allowed more negative space between packages. It still feels very tight.
Overall, it’s an improvement but I’m concerned that it doesn’t go far enough.
Reax from the rest of you would help Jeanette. What do you say?
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2 responses to “Pages from: Jeanette Kendall | Times Newspapers

  1. Kristin Coker

    It’s an improvement. But I’d like to see you push the design a little more. Just tweak it a little more.

  2. Based on font size, I can’t tell which story is the lead. I assume it’s the school story. If so, try a larger, more forceful font. Also, I like moving the story and one under it to the right edge and moving the centerpiece along the left edge. Guess I’m traditional that way!

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