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Economist rolls out first redesign since 2001

October 18, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

The Economist has introduced its first redesign of its print edition since 2001.

The new look was done to align the print edition’s look and feel with the rest of its product line: The Economist apps, Economist Espresso app, and 1843 magazine. It also gives the print edition a clean, modern look.

Starting with the Oct. 20 issue, there is a new “Graphic detail” section. This replaces one page of the existing “Economic and financial indicators” section and is now consolidated to a single page.

Other changes include new typefaces, a larger cover masthead, revised contents pages, including an expanded “On the cover” panel for all featured cover stories, and bolder illustration styles. There are also now signature identities for the Banyan, Bartleby, Bello, Buttonwood and Johnson columns.

“With these design changes and new additions, our print edition now matches the broader Economist product family — one uniform, clean and modern design, setting up The Economist for the 2020s and beyond,” said Phil Kenny, head of graphics, in a statement.


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