With any change comes the potential of disruption. Sometimes that’s good and necessary and unleashes fresh, creative possibilities. At other times change can take us in the wrong direction, or at the least be unsettling and disturbing in a world already oversaturated with trauma. And sometimes change can be both. That’s evidenced in the responses we’ve received to the comprehensive redesign we launched a few issues ago. For instance, one reader—speaking for many—wrote that “The new look is wonderful. I love the graphics.” But: “I have just one complaint. The print is too small ... I will have to invest in a good pair of magnifying glasses.”
Readability, needless to say, is essential, and in the months to come we plan to make tweaks, in the context of our new design motif, to that end. We want the magazine to be beautiful and appealing—always in the service of good, clear communication of biblical social justice. And we’re presuming that means without the need for magnifying glasses.