Chatelaine magazine has unveiled a new bilingual logo for its May issue, an all-uppercase version that incorporates a stylized circumflex in the A and which allows the new logo to roll out unchanged in the French version in its June issue. The typeface is Neutraface 2.
|The new look
According to a story in Marketing (a sibling publication at Rogers Publishing), publisher Tara Tucker says the timing was right for the new look to coincide with June's 85th anniversary issue.
“The magazine has really evolved over the last couple of years in terms of look and feel,” added Jane Francisco, editor-in-chief . “We felt the [previous] logo wasn’t keeping up with the design and the voice of the brand.” In addition, “because print is only a small part of what the brand stands for now, the logo has to have strength in all the different media platforms.
The May issue has four different covers which coincide with an advertising partnership with Rona. Each cover version has a different coloured chair and accessories and on the inside front cover, the camera pulls back to show a woman painting the wall in the same colour palette, with a Rona paint can on the floor. A co-branded promo page runs inside the magazine, highlighting the four different colour palettes.
|The old logo
The issue also features an editorial piece on how to create a great entryway using different colours and accessories. Rona “wanted to feel integrated, but we wanted to make sure the editorial was pure, alongside their objectives,” said Francisco.