We reported last week that Hindustan Times, India’s second-largest read English daily published by HT Media Ltd, was going through a redesign process that was being led by renowned newspaper designer Mario Garcia. Now, thanks to a kind source, we are able to bring you a preview straight from HT’s design rooms. Click on the image to enlarge.
This is what the new HT looks like at this stage. The relaunch is probably at least a month from now. So there is plenty of time to review and tweak the design and what finally hits the newsstands may be different in the details. But the broad changes will probably remain. HT Business has got a colour scheme resembling Mint, the business paper from HT Media that was earlier designed by Garcia. In the main paper, what is now a single column panel on the left with pointers to stories inside, has moved to the right and has spread to two columns in the new design. The masthead gets a dash of blue. The overall effect is a more youthful and vibrant paper.