New Logo and Site Update
The Newrome Press site was way past-due for an update—it had been over three years! But more significantly, we have a new logo. This is our first logo update—ever! Our original logo dates back to 2007 when Newrome was founded. A lot has changed since ourfirst book was published. What was at that time a single person operation, is now a team of talented collaborators that span the globe, including graphic artists, traditional media artists, translators and manufacturers. In light of the growth and changes at Newrome, it seemed like the right time to introduce a new logo.
Both logos are based on the double headed eagle, one of the most recognizable imperial symbols of the Roman Empire with its seat in Constantinople, and of the Orthodox Church today. In the previous logo the eagle was "disembodied." This was bothersome to some people, and has been changed in the new logo. The sovereign's crown as well as a book in the eagle's talons have been added . The logotype has also been changed to Alegreya—the wonderful font designed by Juan Pablo del Peral. [Aside: You will see Alegreya appearing in many forthcoming publications due to the collaboration between Huerta Tipográfica and Newrome Press to develop a new polytonic font for use in bi-lingual texts. Juan's work with Alegreya polytonic (currently only in use by Newrome Press) is simply stunning!]
Of course, we have thousands of books in stock with the old logo—it's going to be hanging around for some time! However, all new publications and digital communications will have the new logo. Hopefully they can co-exist peacefully until the back-stock sell through.
Note that the beautiful line drawings on the front page of the site are the work of Predrag Ilievski. We hope to feature more of his vector art in our forthcoming publications. His sons Goce and Vladimir are the artists / iconographers who illustrated the Divine and Sacred Gospel.
We hope you enjoy the new site!