Yet another paper redesigned by Mario Garcia


India’s second-largest English language daily newspaper, the 85-year-old Hindustan Times, has a new look from today, with new fonts, new layouts and a new masthead.

The new design, by Mario Garcia, is “benchmarked to the best international standards”, writes editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan in his introductory note.

“You’re holding the future in your hands,” Narayan writes.

A wraparound flanking the new paper carries a full-page advertisement for the new paper.

“It’s time newspapers stopped being confusing and boring. Stopped talking about things that don’t matter.

“It is time newspapers started highlighting real issues. Started making better sense of the world for me.

“It is time newspapers reflected the changing times. Got me excited. Got me engaged. Got me hooked.

“It is time.”

Garcia’s design supplants the one created by Michael Keegan, the Washington Post designer, who did two separate redesigns for the main paper over the last 10 years, writes former editor Vir Sanghvi, now the paper’s advisory editorial director.

Also read: Finally, a redesign not done by Mario Garcia


  1. so, is this move to be classified under ‘the tabloidsation of broadsheets’ or do we chuck ‘broadsheets’ from our dictionaries altogether?

    hope the change is only reflective of a design shift from broadsheets to tabloid and not content.

  2. Reader

    It would be good to see a full page view of the paper but from the snippet you have posted it looks a little busy. I must say that the HT website looks superb! Now if only “The Statesman” can update its website.

  3. inderjeet Singh

    i want to know about fonts family used in HT newspaper, if anyone know please help is
    is it “Helvatica”? Swiss? ?????

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