For the past few months we’ve been diligently working towards the magazine redesign you now hold in your hands. This refresh of the Outlook was made possible through a generous grant from St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. We are so grateful for their support! In the publishing business, redesigning your magazine every ten years is considered a best practice. We were due for a makeover.
Discussing our hopes for this design with the agency we hired for the project (Melissa Allen and MAD Creative out of Washington, D.C.), we shared our desire for a clean, smart, modern look that highlights our content and our contributors. We are very happy with the result, and we hope you are, too.
The telescopic “O” on the cover will be our new graphic trademark on all our Outlook products, both digital and print. Inside the magazine you will notice many of the same features and articles you’ve always enjoyed, just redesigned. The fonts, artwork, and white space we have chosen work together to feature our content and enhance its readability.
As for content, we decided to move the Uniform Lessons to our website. The three magazine pages freed by this move will be filled with a one-page discussion guide based on the feature articles and the issue’s theme. We hope this discussion guide will help groups or classes who want to use the magazine as an educational resource. The other pages will be filled by two, new rotating columns: “Living Theology” written by Dr. Cynthia Rigby from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a “Faithful Conversation” column written by a trio of scholars, pastors, or other leaders. We believe these new additions will enrich our readers’ experience and offer thoughtful fodder for your own faithful conversations.
We are grateful to all of you who sent us feedback on what you’d like to see in this Outlook “refresh,” and we hope you enjoy our new look.
Click here for access to the digital version of our January 2023 issue.