The Wall Street Journal Redesign
The Wall Street Journal redesign, domestic edition. Published by Dow Jones. Some of our goals, in redesigning The Wall Street Journal, were to make the newspaper more accessible, easier to navigate, faster to get through (well paced, with a carefully constructed typographic hierarchy and various new navigation devices), and easier to carry (it's now one column narrower in width).
James Reyman, hired by WSJ DD, Joe Dizney, was a member of the core redesign team, working in collaboration with two other Art Directors, David Pybas of The Wall Street Journal and Mario Garcia of Garcia Media. We worked closely alongside Marcus Brauchli, Managing Editor of the Journal and Jim Pensiero, Senior VP of special projects.
New text and display faces by the Hoefler Frere-Jones foundry were key elements of the redesign along with newly redesigned charts and graphs created by the graphic team at the Journal.
The New York Times Weekend Section
The Washington Post Home Section Redesign
To Kill A Mockingbird - Prop Design for Broadway Play
I received a call at my studio from the great illustrator and prop master, Ross McDonald, with a fascinating project. Could I design a newspaper that will be used on stage in the new Broadway production of, To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Jeff Daniels? Of course I said yes, but asked, Doesn't that start up in previews like, next week? Yes, it does!! So I started up researching newspaper headlines from small town Alabama cities in 1935 and found an amazing amount of information. The director gave us a newspaper title (The Mobile Press, which Atticus actually reads in the book) and I designed it; cover and interior pages, in 2 days. Ross had them printed at a newspaper up in Connecticut today, and Voila! I used the old, 8-column grid that was popular back then and rules between every column. The photos are from Alabama newspapers in 1935. And it's a broadsheet!