See the Bold New Look of National Geographic Magazine
At National Geographic, we’ve helped you explore the world for 130 years. With the launch of the May print issue, we’re embracing our heritage while redefining it in a contemporary way, bringing you the same sense of wonder but with a bolder, more captivating look.
The new National Geographic is one you’ll literally feel before you see it, with upgraded paper stocks that make the experience of holding a magazine in your hands even more of a premium, lean-back delight. We’ve introduced a design that features new visual story forms, timely and important essays, and even more breathtaking photography to explore and illuminate the frontiers of our world—from the depths of the ocean to the front lines of the human journey—with an eye for understanding the people, places, and ideas that shape our planet and for provoking new questions about what’s next.
The biggest changes are right up front, in three reimagined sections, densely packed with accessible information. Proof is a story told through photography. We wanted to start with what this publication does best: visual storytelling. Embark addresses in-the-news topics. It kicks off this month with an essay on sexual harassment in the sciences. Explore illuminates the world’s wonders. New elements include “Atlas,” a story told through maps, and “Through the Lens,” the backstory of a single, memorable photograph.