Her World gets new logo, design and tagline

(Above) One of the three collectible covers of the Her World October issue. The Her World team (from left) art director Don Tan, features and lifestyle editor Kimberly Spykerman, senior beauty editor Simone Wu, executive editor Penelope Chan, Her Wor
The Her World team (from left) art director Don Tan, features and lifestyle editor Kimberly Spykerman, senior beauty editor Simone Wu, executive editor Penelope Chan, Her World Online editor Mary-Ann Soh and creative editor Jeanette Ejlersen.PHOTOS: HER WORLD

Both the print and online editions of the most popular women's magazine in Singapore are revamped, with new fonts and a cleaner design

Her World, SPH Magazines' women's fashion, beauty and lifestyle title, hit newsstands yesterday with a fresh look, logo, design and content philosophy.

The October 2017 relaunch issue - a collectible edition with three different covers - has a new two-colour, two-letter masthead made up of the letters H and W, the eighth logo in the magazine's 57-year print history.

The facelift also involves new fonts and a fresh design.

There is no major change in the magazine's content, but it now has a tagline: "Useful, Inspiring, Empowering".

Its creative editor Jeanette Ejlersen says: "This guides us on how we tell our stories, how we present them, how we package them in a more engaging way, and how useful, inspiring and empowering they should be in today's context."

The redesign also extends to Her World Online, the magazine's online platform, which will sport a cleaner look. It will also be easier to navigate, offer more in-depth beauty product reviews, editorapproved product recommendations, as well as beauty video tutorials and hacks.

SPH Magazines managing director Maureen Wee says the refresh is aimed at creating buzz.


(Above) One of the three collectible covers of the Her World October issue.

"The Her World refresh is about our continuing focus to generate excitement and stay the No. 1 choice for our print, digital and online audiences," she says.

"This consolidation improves the brand's potential for audience engagement in many ways."

Executive editor Penelope Chan says: "All magazines refresh regularly to keep on top of design trends, reader needs and social trends." The last revamp took place in August 2015.

Her World currently has a total audience reach of more than one million across print, online, social media and other platforms.

The print edition, with a readership of 121,000, is the most popular women's magazine in Singapore, based on the Nielsen Media Index 2016.

Additionally, Her World's wedding magazine, Her World Brides, will roll out a new publication on Oct 6 called Her World Brides LUXE.

The biannual magazine, targeted at the millennial bride, will feature haute-couture gowns, high-end jewellery and other luxury wedding offerings.

It publishes every October and April and will also be available online.

Her World's refresh will kickstart a collaboration with the annual Singapore Fashion Week (running from Oct 26 to 28), where the magazine will present the opening show featuring local designer Lai Chan.

October marks the 688th issue of Her World, which was launched in 1960 by the then-Straits Times Press group.

Its first cover girl was local model Nancy Koh. Actress Zoe Tay has been on the cover a grand total of 15 times, more than any other personality. Her World also has editions in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

•The October issue is available at newsstands and at www.herworldplus.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2017, with the headline 'Her World gets new look'. Print Edition | Subscribe