Newspaper front page for The Herald April 18, 1971, a short-lived weekly newspaper in New York City.

Text from design: Vignelli exhibition label:
The Herald. New York, 1971.
Newspaper design is one of the most neglected areas of visual communication. In 1971, when we were given the opportunity to design “The Herald,” a new weekly paper from the New York area, we were ready. Structured on a grid of six columns with sixteen modules per column, one typeface (Times Roman) throughout, one size for text, a few for titles, and italics for captions and decks, the paper was equipped for fast production —and indeed it was produced quickly! Every page or two constituted a section of the whole paper, and al pages were structured in clear horizontal bands, giving them a strong, easy-to-read look. Two tabloids were contained inside. All titles were confined to one module space. Unfortunately, the paper folded due to distribution problems.


  • Title: The Herald newspaper
  • Creator: Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 1971
  • Physical Dimensions: 17 1/4" x 22 1/2" (43.82 x 57.15 cm)
  • Original Language: English
  • Medium: lithograph on paper
  • Industry: Printing & Publishing
  • Form: newspapers
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Client: The Herald
  • Category: graphic design

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