Letter: Perceptions of a new look

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Sir: Congratulations on your 2,000th issue. Congratulations, too, on the new style.

You don't need me to tell you that newspapers develop habits in their readers who come to depend on the permanence of the layout and positioning of regular features and columns. Effecting changes to this order can cause irritation and frustration similar to that experienced in supermarkets when the managers decide to rearrange their shelves or present their goods differently. Yet today's new look to the Independent serves only to delight. The Plantin typeface is a huge success, as is the better-value leader page.

Here's to more of the same, for many years to come.

Yours faithfully,




18 March