Time Out magazine has been redesigned, launching a new look across its London and New York publications. The project was carried out in-house, led by art director Mark Neil and editor Caroline McGinn. According to the magazine, the new layout “aims to create a cleaner layout for the magazine, with a punchy, graphic feel, and a distinct partnership between immediate, browsable content, and longer and richer stories.”
This is the first redesign since Time Out became free in 2012, and sees a brighter new colour palette has been introduced, though the section identities have been retained for the Film, Music, Theatre, Eating and Drinking channels.
Mark says: "For this redesign, we wanted to make it quicker and easier for readers to find the content they want, and I was particularly keen to inject a visual personality that mirrors the humour and confidence of Time Out’s tone of voice. The graphic use of colour is key to the new look, with pictures and text creating a poster-like identity for highlighted content in print, on site and across our social media channels.”
Alongside the new design, new features include the London’s Problems agony aunt page; more “hyperlocal” content; a new Drinking section and themed lifestyle content including focuses on property, travel, homes, kids, shopping and style, replacing the shopping and style section.
The London magazine redesign is unveiled today, and New York’s will be revealed tomorrow. New designs are also shown across Time Out’s global digital channels, new city-specific logos and internal communications.
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