Design buzz

Depending on how you look at it, the new Globe and Mail is smaller and crinklier, or leaner, sleeker and better dressed. On the eve of the re-launch, editor John Stackhouse described the theory behind the revamp. J-Source contributors ask: can design save a newspaper? Some say the $1.7 investment is a shot across the bow in a brewing newspaper war. The new look may be geared to compete with
magazines and broadcasters
, too. Worth noting: the Globe and Mail redesigned
its website just one year ago. Time flies!