The Harvard Gazette is the official news website for Harvard University. Upstatement was recently commissioned to reimagine the venerable publication. The new font palette combines the sans serif Dinamit (Revolver Type Foundry) and the serif Nocturno (Typotheque).
Our research and design explorations took inspiration from the Gazette archives to independent print magazine to modern data visualization applications. We think we landed on a logomark and visual language just right for modern-day Harvard — authoritative, accessible, and dynamic.
Dinamit is a wide grotesque that started out as Lukas Schneider’s reinterpretation of DIN Breitschrift for contemporary editorial needs. The Gazette uses several of its seven weights, in a range of sizes: Dinamit appears in headings, subheads, teaser texts, captions, and many other roles. Nikola Djurek’s Nocturno was chosen as the typeface for longer texts, with Nocturno Displayfor article headlines. The logo is in Maple (Process Type Foundry)