Denis Coderre says Montreal has been in prevention mode since Canada joined the anti-ISIS alliance a few weeks ago.
I’m looking now at the Gazette’s new design here, and I have to say those highly compressed subheads under the photos are not doing it for me. That’s Font Bureau’s Titling Gothic compressed, and I don’t see any need to have such a tightly condensed font for such a use. The same font is used above in the HOME, NEWS, QUEBEC, NATIONAL and WORLD blocks and, once again, the need for such compression is not evident. Titling Gothic Condensed is used in the main headline and smaller in the blocks at the right and is more legible in that less compressed variation, although I find it aggressively slick in any quantity.
Not crazy about the little dab of Village’s Shift used for the byline either – it doesn’t fit with the rest of the look. We also see it in the right column as all-caps headers under “The Great War”. Somebody thinks it makes a nice contrast to the sharp slickness of the Titling Gothic but I don’t find the two font families have much to say to each other.
That little blue box icon is terrible, though. It’s illegible next to the byline, but full size in the header it has no character at all. They’ve mismanaged the small cap font: compare it to the same design used by the Ottawa Citizen, which is almost as dull but has better proportioned lettering for the newspaper name.
(Someone on Twitter asked me for a critique of the design. Here it is.)