Mike Kooiman leads City Pages Redesign
MCAD alum Mike Kooiman (Post-Baccalaureate '04) led the redesign of the City Pages news weekly. An article on the City Pages website reads:
This year's redesign of City Pages is its first since 2001, when the paper's current logo was introduced, along with all new typographic styling.
The logo remains mostly unchanged, but gone is its bounding box, which had only served to close off the letter forms from the rest of the cover elements.
Our new look doesn't attempt so much to reinvent the wheel as it does to freshen up its general appeal, and to adjust the typography to accommodate the demands of today's print publishing market.
From the top, you'll notice that the bulky issue information has been minimized. Also, we've changed the date displayed to indicate a range of days covered by the issue's content. We like knowing that a reader can see a glance if they are indeed reading the current week's edition. This is reflected inside on the "folio" as well.
It's no secret that newspapers are smaller these days. Our new listings style uses a condensed typeface that allows for more listings within the limited space.
The re-designed City Pages is on stands now, so pick it up and let us know what you think in the comments!