Portland Mercury Redesign Flows Like 'Melted Velvet Tiger Jizz'

november 26, 2012  11:50 am
Portland Mercury Redesign Flows Like 'Melted Velvet Tiger Jizz'
Portland Mercury art director Justin "Scrappers" Morrison informs us that the Oregon alt-weekly has undergone a facelift to bring it out of the 20th century:
The editorial pages were originally designed for reading in dark 1990's grunge bars and we've been using the same template for the past 12 years. It's a handy template and has trusty fonts that punch the eye like a champ (our old headline fonts went by the name of Champion) ... Another thing we fixed was our info boxes. As square boxes they've bullied the flow and spacing of stories around for years. Now the info boxes are round and the stories flow around them like melted velvet tiger jizz.

If that visual isn't enough, the Mercury included this heartwarming video to introduce the redesign.

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