With a heritage spanning more than 60 years and a roll call of contributors that includes Matisse and J.G. Ballard, a redesign of a title like Art Review cannot be undertaken lightly. The magazine’s design team have worked with John Morgan Studio to ensure that the new look and feel, which made its bow in the recent September issue, lived up to its illustrious pedigree.
There’s a new masthead, a simplified, pared-back page layout with an extra five mm of space to give everything a bit more room to breathe. There’s a switch to Lexicon for the typeface and text bubbles scattered throughout the publication aim to ensure it keeps a lightness of tone.
Overall it’s impressive stuff; personally I felt it was less headachy claustrophobic than some of its art world competitors. And I’m loving Fernanda Gomes’ cover photo as well and with plans for even more specially-commissioned covers over coming issues, I can’t wait to see what else they come up with.
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