New York Times magazine unveils new logo and typefaces

New York Times magazine cover

The New York Times magazine has a new logo and fontset

You don't stay in print for 119 years without doing a few things right. And in the case of the New York Times magazine (opens in new tab), founded in 1897, one of those things has been to regularly refresh its design.

It's now revealed its latest look, one which may not be revolutionary, but it is at least claimed to be significant.

In an editorial announcing the changes (opens in new tab), it promises: "new concepts for columns, new writers, new ideas about how to compose headlines, new typefaces, new page designs in print and online, new ideas about the relationship between print and digital."

Team effort

The redesign was led by the title's design director, Gail Bichler and art director, Matt Willey, working closely with the designer Anton Ioukhnovets.

Most notably, it includes a new logo, shown below. The previous logo (top) has been redrawn by the typographer Matthew Carter, with the new design (bottom) described by the title as being "more modern, more graciously spaced".

New York Times magazine logo

The new logo (bottom) is more "graciously spaced" than the previous version (top)

More strikingly, there's also a new short-form logo for the magazine, for use in smaller and more casual settings like its Twitter page.

New York Times social logo

A simpler logo for small screens and social media

New York Times Twitter page

The new logo on the mag's Twitter page

Bichler and Willey have also also overseen the creation of an entire suite of typefaces for the publication, shown below.

New York Times fontset

All-new typography for the mag

The magazine also promises they'll continue to experiment with new and innovative ways of presenting stories online, after pioneering the Snowfall (opens in new tab) approach to multimedia publication.

What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments!

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.