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A New Look for Hastings

New logo, refreshed website

You may have noticed that The Hastings Center has updated our look and refreshed our website.  After 50 years, it was time!

This refreshed site features the new logo and visual identity for the Center. The clean, evenly spaced design of the result represents the deliberate, attentive, and thoughtful attitude cultivated at the Center. Fine lines and small details make up the logo, emphasizing the analytic nature of the Center. The lines in the logo gather from a variety of areas, converging in the center. This is representative of the diverse groups of people and comprehensive ideas which come together.

We’ve also made some changes – although not too many – to the user experience of the site. The homepage highlights our publications, our blog, and our briefings, in addition to the latest news. These are the most popular areas of our site, and we tried to make this work easier to find. The Center is committed to doing more public engagement, so we’ve added an events area to the homepage. And we changed things throughout the site so you can get to what you want in fewer clicks.

We aren’t done though, and plan more improvements in the coming months, including to our search.  And we’ll continue to tweak the system so pages load quickly on both the desktop and on mobile.

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Mark Cardwell