Letter: About face on clarity

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Sir: Change for the sake of change appears to be the only reason for your new style. While I still have the highest regard for the quality of the journalism, it was not such a delight reading your paper this morning.

When you launched the Independent it stood out on two fronts; its journalism and its high quality of design. It stood out from its competitors, it appeared crisp and clean and encouraged the reader to read the individual articles. Your competitors always looked grey and confused.

In one swift blow you have taken your paper's style into the realms of your competitors. It appears grey and confused. The typeface appears cramped and your layout is now somewhere between that of the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian. I am not against improvements, but why change a successful formula wholesale?



Sidcup, Kent

18 March