L’Obs, formerly known as Le Nouvel Observateur, is the French weekly news magazine with the widest reach. Founded in 1950, it covers all general fields of information, from domestic and international politics and economy to culture, literature and lifestyle.
As of 2022, their website uses Production Type’s Newsreader as its primary identity typeface. Commissioned by Google Fonts and released in 2021, Newsreader was designed by Hugues Gentile, with contributions by Jean-Baptiste Levée and others. It was conceived as a variable font especially suitable for continuous on-screen reading, making best use of optical sizes. In its static version the family breaks down to 42 styles.
The website of L’Obs uses Newsreader for headlines, lead-ins and quotes, in styles from the Text (16pt) and Display (72pt) sizes. Across the vast online presence of L’Obs including its various subbrands and spinoffs, Newspaper is paired with various other typefaces. In the images of the main site shown here, we get to see Jonny Pinhorn’s sans serif Karla and Vernon Adams’s narrow Oswald. The current logo was introduced already in 2014 and is a custom design by Serge Ricco.