Trib May Dump Old English Nameplate

09/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Doug Fisher Common Sense Journalism

It's no secret Chicago Tribune designers have been under the gun to get a redesign of the paper done by the end of this month.

But apparently more may be up -- a complete redesign of the Trib's venerable nameplate.

While I was in Chicago, my contacts in Trib Tower told me that Tribune COO Randy Michaels (aka Benjamin Homel) walked into the designers' nest one evening, pointed to the nameplate and said, to the effect, "Are we really tied to that tired old typeface?"

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