Led by creative director Janet Michaud (since 2016 together with art director Erin Aulov), Politico’s design team has made outstanding use of Jubilat Bold as the primary headline face in the magazine ever since the introduction of this format in 2013. We are happy to see how the hefty slab serif helps to lend reliability and gravitas to Politico’s “home for ambitious, distinctive journalism about the people, ideas, and institutions that matter most in Washington—and beyond.” Jubilat also adorns The Friday Cover, an email digest of the week’s best from the magazine.
Furthermore, Jubilat is the typographic mainstay of The Agenda, Politico’s “home for the daily conversation around the ideas reshaping the country”, launched in June 2015 and initially art directed by Heather Barber. The typeface here appears in the all-caps logo as well as in headlines of various sizes, in regular and bold weights. Taking advantage of its sturdy forms, the designers use it reversed against colors and images.