Il Sole 24 Ore is one of the leading European financial newspapers, founded in 1865. Tomo Tomo has completely redesigned it starting from a new format, more streamlined and compact than the historical broadsheet. The design has tried, with every detail, to create a newspaper with an extremely relaxing and clear reading experience. A timeless classic, far from fashion, sober and authoritative, with a touch of Milanese understatement.
We used a custom typeface series, Sole Serif and Sole Sans, a really huge family, which outlines a strong identity, taking inspiration from the great Venetian publishing tradition of the 1500s. The last redesign of the newspaper from 2018 had already introduced this custom typeface family. Tomo Tomo, starting from this previous redesign, wanted to clean out all the useless elements, giving a feeling of more white space by making stronger use of the lighter weights of the Sole Serif family. We also totally redesigned all the supplements, weekly and montly, especially the prestigious cultural supplement “Domenica”, with headlines set in all caps, getting inspired by Aldo Manuzio’s book frontispices.