The Typofiles: InStyle May 2016

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: In Style May 2016

Over the weekend, I was catching up on reading a stack of magazines and the beauty of the InStyle redesign once again blew me away. InStyle has always been pretty fashionable yet fairly mainstream. A few months back, the US version stepped things up and unveiled a fresh new look.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: In Style May 2016

As someone who runs a studio that also designs a magazine, I have so much respect for what they did to really push the design boundaries — knowing that each seemingly small adjustment takes a lot of thought.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: In Style May 2016

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: In Style May 2016

The type treatments are so, so beautiful and I wanted to share a few of my favorites from this issue with you. Enjoy!

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: In Style May 2016

P.S. What magazines are you loving at the moment?
I want to subscribe to a few more and would love your input!

10 Responses to The Typofiles: InStyle May 2016

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I checked out the InStyle redesign after you last wrote about it, and I think that it’s really interesting and inspiring for the most part. However, something about the kerning of the headings is making me anxious! I feel like it’s a bit tight, and I would love to see it with a bit more room to breathe. Just goes to show that this stuff is subjective, I guess.

    • Shauna says:

      You’re right, the kerning is super tight. I think it works, though because they are very consistent about it. The new typeface they’re using for headlines IS tricky because it’s so incredibly tall and a bit narrow but that’s also what I think makes it unique. It’s nice to see a mainstream magazine not falling into boring, predictable territory just to push sales for once!

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