Minnesota

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The design and editorial teams at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune first met in 2002 to address their changing readership and set a new course. Poynter Oldstyle Text and Kent Lew’s Whitman Display were soon brought on board.

Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals, Monica Moses, saw the upscale potential of this designed-for-text typeface in headlines and commissioned as such. It has a Minnesotan “value for intelligence but not self importance” she felt.

Choosing Christian Schwartz’s slab serif Popular was in contrast to the trend of pairing serif and sans serif in a usual display structure. Often set in lowercase, it has immediate appeal for everyone. FB2006





Related Fonts
· Popular
· Poynter Oldstyle Text
· Whitman Display

Services Provided
· Expand existing typeface
· Modify existing typeface
· Modify nameplate or logo
· Typographic audit

Designed by
· Monica Moses