The Union-Tribune of San Diego, Calif. — circulation 249,630 — launched a redesign today.
On the left is a page from last week. On the right is today’s debut front:
A closer look at the new front:
New features, as unveiled two weeks ago:
- New color-coded section navigation aids
- More legible body copy typography
- Headline typography to make hierarchy more clear
- More graphic pullout boxes, timelines, graphics, pull-quotes
- Expanded coverage of business and arts
- Restructuring of local coverage beats
And, of course, the new nameplate designed by Jim Parkinson.
UPDATE: Managing editor and creative director Kris Viesselman sent along a few of the other section fronts from today’s paper.
Here’s the local news section:
Business will be themed by day:
Tuesday: Small business
Wednesday: Biotech and health care
Thursday: Real estate
Friday: Energy and “green” business
Saturday: Tourism and restaurants
Monday: Defense technology
Here’s the new sports front. I love the quote pullout, atop the lead story:
And here is today’s features section:
Note the little note at the upper right, advising readers that comics are packaged with the classifieds, which are in the back of the business section.
Also note the ad in the lower right, which appears to color-coordinate with the muted purplish color for features. I suspect a) this is a coincidence, and b) that the colors don’t match nearly as closely in print as they do here in PDF and JPG form.
Thanks, Kris, for the pages.