Spring 2023

Philadelphia freedom

Pentagram’s Luke Hayman has given The Philadelphia Inquirer an overhaul. By Steven Heller [EXTRACT]

Printed newspapers are suffering and not just from ‘fake news’ syndrome. Many have folded or moved entirely online during the past few decades. So it is 72pt headline news that seven years shy of its 200th anniversary year, The Philadelphia Inquirer, founded in 1829, has bucked this trend with its recent redesign by Luke Hayman, veteran editorial designer and partner at Pentagram New York. Given the increase of up-to-the-minute online digital content options on everything from websites to watches, this investment in a spanking new overhaul might seem like an outlier – of a popular resurgence for print – or a stopgap before all news sources go completely to the ‘cloud’. But maybe neither is the case …

Steven Heller, design writer, educator, New York

Read the full version in Eye no. 104 vol. 26, 2023

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