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The Harvard Gazette

Contributed by Revolver Type Foundry on Jul 25th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    The Harvard Gazette 1
    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Harvard Gazette is the official news website for Harvard University. Upstatement was recently commissioned to reimagine the venerable publication. The new font palette combines the sans serif Dinamit (Revolver Type Foundry) and the serif Nocturno (Typotheque).

    Our research and design explorations took inspiration from the Gazette archives to independent print magazine to modern data visualization applications. We think we landed on a logomark and visual language just right for modern-day Harvard — authoritative, accessible, and dynamic.

    Dinamit is a wide grotesque that started out as Lukas Schneider’s reinterpretation of DIN Breitschrift for contemporary editorial needs. The Gazette uses several of its seven weights, in a range of sizes: Dinamit appears in headings, subheads, teaser texts, captions, and many other roles. Nikola Djurek’s Nocturno was chosen as the typeface for longer texts, with Nocturno Display for article headlines. The logo is in Maple (Process Type Foundry)

    Read about the rebranding and see more images on Upstatement’s website.

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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Section archive with Dinamit Extralight for the title and Dinamit Medium for the paging. The article titles are in Nocturno Display. The teaser texts show Dinamit’s Light weight. The date is in caps from the Medium.

    The Harvard Gazette 4
    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Article page, with the logo and a full-bleed image at the top, followed by the preface and the article content.

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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail: The sidebar with author, date, and a list of trending posts pairs Dinamit’s Light and Medium weights.

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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail: The deck is in Dinamit Light, the drop cap in Dinamit Medium. The apostrophes and quote marks in this sans serif with an engineering background are straight by design — just like the comma.

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    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail from an interview: Names are accentuated by colored caps from Dinamit Semibold. The pull quote is rendered in the Light.

    The Harvard Gazette 9
    Source: https://news.harvard.edu License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Dinamit
    • Nocturno
    • Nocturno Display
    • Maple

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