Review Condensed Family
Berton Hasebe originally drew Review (née Kippenberger) for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In 2018, a new editor in chief pushed for a complete reimagining of the magazine. What had primarily been an image-focused publication evolved into a text-driven one, with the squarish, commanding Review doing much of the heavy lifting. To facilitate tight setting both horizontally and vertically, Hasebe sheared off Review’s overshoots and blunted its exterior curves, producing a dynamic tension with its round counters. This yields strong horizontal bands of text, evoking rugged ribbons of embossing type but steering clear of any sentimentality or attempts at grunge. Set tight, these walls of letters form a dramatic text image while remaining pleasantly legible and readable.