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Old 09-13-2005, 07:29 AM   #21
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Perhaps you could also keep in mind the faces used in other papers. I don't think many use the same family for all purposes, but the USA has far more dailies than we have. Die Zeit was redesigned a couple of years ago, pretty successfully, and with new fonts (new for it, that is), whose names I can never remember.
European newspapers seem more designed in general than ours.

When the New York Times has a redo, most readers wouldn’t even notice it. It still has indented stacked heads, and uses a mish-mash of typefaces, including Bookman! Unless you set it next to the paper of a decade ago, you might think there had been no changes.

It did, however, stop using the period in its nameplate a few decades ago!

I like the look of many European papers, including the use of more open and coordinated type.

   
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Old 09-13-2005, 08:05 AM   #22
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European newspapers seem more designed in general than ours

Perhaps that's a more recent development, at least as British (and Irish) papers are concerned: Evans, writing on newspaper design a long time ago, cited some US papers and compared them favourably with British papers; however, some he also compared unfavouralby.

I must read Evans again.

   
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US newspapers, generalising wildly, always look rather old-fashioned to me.

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Perhaps you could also keep in mind the faces used in other papers. I don't think many use the same family for all purposes, but the USA has far more dailies than we have. Die Zeit was redesigned a couple of years ago, pretty successfully, and with new fonts (new for it, that is), whose names I can never remember.
I think that the Daily Telegraph uses a typeface family which was specially sesigned when they had a redesign about three years ago. I really don't want to even think about the ghastly typography of the tabloids (think 120 point futura bold condensed headlines, reversed out and underlined).

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US newspapers, generalising wildly, always look rather old-fashioned to me.
Probably because most of them are, or were (some are exploring new looks to attract younger readers, who are assumed to need a lot of attracting!).

   
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