"I must confess I threw away most of the news articles, but did Keep one or two, including ones when Queen Victoria died and the newspapers turned the column rules
round to give the spread some gravitas.
Among a number of changes, readers will notice the magazine's dimensions have altered (it is slightly wider); there is greater use of white space, with the removal of column rules
and page outlines; headlines are larger, often running across two pages within a coloured border, and there are new fonts and a new type-size.
One such proposal was to eliminate column rules
and add more white space, a proposal resisted by the focus group.
, jim dashes, second and third decks, overlines on pictures rather than catchlines below the photo, paragraphs far longer than the ideal of a dozen or so lines -- they're rearin' their ugly heads all over the landscape.
Watson does, however, like air, or white space, between headlines and clear demarcations between design elements, possibly with column rules
, so readers don't have to guess which photo goes with which story.
"All we had to do is reduce space around column rules
and slightly reduce the characters."