Ad Age


Designed by Michael McCaughley at OCD

Design Partners: Jennifer Kinon, Bobby C. Martin Jr.

Brand Strategy: Sarah Hermalyn

Designers: Hanah Ho, Dan Hennessy, David Shatan-Pardo

Type Design: Tobias Frere-Jones

Categories: Identity

Ad Age is an 87-year-old advertising industry publication and media company, delivering 24 printed issues a year to more than 60,000 subscribers as well as having a major online presence with an aggressive publishing schedule that reports on marketing, data analysis and visual culture.

The identity uses a flexible system of colour bands accompanied by clear typography that draws on AdAge's newspaper heritage. The logo, which we drafted from the original 1930s masthead, was finalized by Tobias Frere-Jones who then created a bespoke cut of Retina to reflect the wordmark's characteristics.

The project involved a complete magazine redesign and the development of a new framework for sub-brands, events, and online and print promotion.