Custom fonts for Danish Weekly (2020)
Broadsheet newspapers are rare these days, even rarer is it to be commissioned to draw custom fonts for one of these projects! Please welcome the beautiful redesign of Weekendavisen, the Danish weekly, since 1749. We are proud! to reveal our new font system* for Weekendavisen – Drawing inspiration from Danish typographic history (Knud Valdemar Engelhardt and Gunnar Biilmann Petersen), we designed WEA Display, Sans and Serifs fonts for every single piece of typographic information! We also redesigned the Masthead and faithfully restored the Berlingske crest after Biilmann Petersen’s original design in close collaboration with Martin Mörch (master engraver). The newspaper is expertly and beautifully art directed by Design Director Katinka Buch and her talented inhouse design team. Here is a great introduction and explanation of the redesign (If you read Danish) by Buch. Editor in chief Martin Krasnik makes a great introduction to the redesign here! (Please use Google translate if you want it in English).