In 2003, JWD first redesigned the “Window on Emanu-El” newsletter for Congregation Emanu-El of New York, in tandem with the design of their 2003–2006 capital campaign materials. The newsletter served as a progress report, then continued beyond the campaign to convey the impact of their members’ generosity with a focus on their annual fund and legacy society.
The design served the seasonal, jewel-toned publication for many years in keeping with the elegant majesty of the Temple itself. However, in collaboration with the Senior Director of Development and Philanthropy, we found it was time to refresh the design in keeping with today’s audiences. The Summer 2017 issue launches a modern makeover, utilizing clean sans serif type, an expanded color palette, and a new dramatic, photographic introduction to showcase the extraordinary beauty of the synagogue. With these graphic updates, we were careful to maintain a strong visual connection to the previous design and preserve the format readers have grown accustomed to.
We’re excited to bring renewed energy to this longstanding publication.