Hello everyone! We’re back with another issue of IN’s Derby magazine for September, and boy does it feel good.

This month you’ll notice your magazine looks a little different. We’ve been discussing changing the look and layout of IN for a while back at base, so let’s dive into that for a second.

During our design and editorial chats, we’re always looking for ways to improve the magazine for our readers. Our internal chats have thrown up a number of issues – many of which we’d never have expected – but, to give you an idea, here are a few of the things that we’ve discussed:

  • Can we improve the readability of IN’s headline and body copy?
  • Many readers don’t always appreciate that the magazine’s free when they walk past it (they assume it’s a paid for publication).
  • Would the magazine benefit from clear sectioning – rather than the free form jazz style of organised chaos it’s been up until this point?
  • Can we increase the number of writers represented in the magazine?

As you’ll see when you pick up our latest issue – out September 4th – we think we’ve come up with answers to all of those questions (and several more that I can’t be bothered to list).

As such, in September you can expect a neatly organised and deeply thought about issue, with articles on Derby Festé, a big interview with Leigh Timmis, the introduction of style writer Sonia Sohal, words from Train Dirty’s Rosy Nesbitt and finally, the introduction of “The Diary”, “The Directory” and “What’s New?”.

We hope you enjoy what we’ve been beavering away on, and do let us know what you think of all of this.