Dan Berkman Ben Kiel
Note: This was originally published by our sister paper in St. Louis, The Riverfront Times
There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in 13 years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, tech blog Gizmodo, and various other design-centric blogs. The 88-year-old magazine itself produced a lovely little video with its creative director explaining to readers what they can expect to see in their next issue.
What all these accounts do not mention, however, is that the most "significant" component of the redesign--the fonts, or typeface--were worked on by St. Louis' Ben Kiel.
"I had not seen The New Yorker until today, I finally found one," he tells Daily RFT. "It looks great."More »