The Wall Street Journal Redesign

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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 Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones. Cover of the Reader's Guide, launch edition.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones. Cover of the Reader's Guide, launch edition.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Europe Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Europe Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones.

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones. Illustration by Steven Salerno

The Wall Street Journal redesign, Asia Edition. Published by Dow Jones. Illustration by Steven Salerno


The New York Times Weekend Section

The New York Times weekend section.  James Reyman has been a guest Art Director for the Weekend section of The New York Times.

The New York Times weekend section. James Reyman has been a guest Art Director for the Weekend section of The New York Times.

The New York Times weekend section.

The New York Times weekend section.

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by Ward Schumaker

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by Ward Schumaker

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by David Suter

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by David Suter

The New York Times weekend section.

The New York Times weekend section.

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by Tom Bachtell

The New York Times weekend section. Illustration by Tom Bachtell


The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

The Washington Post hired us to redesign their Home Section. An intensive, 'boot camp' with James and the editors and art directors of the newspaper helped the team to rethink the section. Ideas were approved then implemented by Art Directors of the Post.

The Washington Post hired us to redesign their Home Section. An intensive, 'boot camp' with James and the editors and art directors of the newspaper helped the team to rethink the section. Ideas were approved then implemented by Art Directors of the Post.

The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

The Washington Post Home Section Redesign

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!

The Mobile Press. Newspaper Design used as a prop in the new Broadway production of, To Kill A Mockingbird.

The Mobile Press. Newspaper Design used as a prop in the new Broadway production of, To Kill A Mockingbird.

The Mobile Press. Newspaper Design used as a prop in the new Broadway production of, To Kill A Mockingbird.

Jeff Daniels holds the newspaper I designed for the new Broadway production of, To Kill a Mockingbird. The New York Times reviewed it very favorably even though they did not even mention the great props!! Ross MacDonald designed all the other props in the play.

Celia Keenan-Bolger, left, as Scout and Jeff Daniels as her father, Atticus Finch, in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times