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The New York Times Article Redesign (May 2013)

Contributed by Robin Rendle on May 26th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Stymie has been chosen to set headlines and titles in magazine pieces and longer articles that require a louder, heavier display face.
    Photo: Robin Rendle. License: CC BY.

    Stymie has been chosen to set headlines and titles in magazine pieces and longer articles that require a louder, heavier display face.

    The New York Times recently announced an update to their article pages which highlight many distinct typographic changes since the last update in 2006.

    NYT Cheltenham is used throughout this redesign as the primary headline typeface. It was originally commisioned by Tom Bodkin, the assistant managing editor and design director, who called on none other than Matthew Carter to create multiple widths and weights of Cheltenham specifically for the newspaper.

    NYT’s Stymie and Karnak have been chosen to set headlines and titles in magazine pieces and longer articles that require a louder, heavier display face

    NYT Franklin sets meta information, captions and navigational text that replaces the old site’s heavy dependence on Arial and all caps Georgia.

    Georgia is still in use for the running text which is quite peculiar. I wonder why the designers would choose to stick with this typeface when historically the others are so prominently defined as turn of the century ‘New York typefaces’.

    You can read more about the design over on The Verge.

    NYT Franklin sets meta information, captions and navigational text that replaces the old site’s heavy dependence on Arial and all caps Georgia.
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    NYT Franklin sets meta information, captions and navigational text that replaces the old site’s heavy dependence on Arial and all caps Georgia.

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    • NYT Cheltenham
    • NYT Franklin
    • NYT Karnak
    • NYT Stymie
    • Georgia

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    1 Comment on “The New York Times Article Redesign (May 2013)”

    1. T rutter says:
      May 26th, 2013  11:08 am
      I think their font choice for body type is being held back by font rendering on Windows, which requires very good hinting. The Microsoft Core web fonts such as Georgia are all hinted superbly for all versions of Windows back to XP. Other Web fonts, even from outfits like Adobe, don’t have the same standard of hinting (which is largely irrelevant on Mac Os anyway).

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