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Newsweek Logo
Newsweek is an American news magazine, issued monthly. It was founded in 1933 by Thomas J. C. Martyn, a former foreign-news editor for Time. It was owned by The Washington Post Company from 1961 to 2010.

Meaning and history

Newsweek Logo


The Newsweek iconic red and white logo is highly recognizable all over the world. It has a few changes during its history, but the color scheme and the clear lines of its typeface remained. Putting the logo in the red box is a very smart idea for magazines, as it isolates the masthead so nothing on the cover could interfere with it.
The 1986 logo was created by Jim Parkinson, it was based on bracketed serifs. In 1995, after the magazine was acquired by Amid Capici, the logo was slightly changed by Parkinson. The most significant changes were made to the letters “w” and “k”.
In 2011 Parkinson created a new logo, based on Titling Gothic and in 2014 the magazine returned to slab serifs, mixing elements from the past in their logo.