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Cover Review: Essence

Cover Review: Essence

I’ve been a big fan of Michelle Obama‘s many magazine covers, so I was happy to review her latest cover on Essence for the Folio: online Face Up column. The cover was photographed by Kwaku Alston, and art directed by Erika Perry. Michelle Obama has become a top magazine cover celebrity, arguably the top celebrity […]

Jill: Legendary 1980s French Fashion Magazine

Jill: Legendary 1980s French Fashion Magazine

Back in the early 1980s, I was living and working in pre-grunge Seattle. The only one place to find cool magazines from around the world was the Read All About It newsstand at the Pike Place Market. I would wander over there (I lived just a few blocks away) several times a week to pick […]

Cover Review: Mother Jones

Cover Review: Mother Jones

My new review for the Folio: online Face Up column looks at the July-August 2014 cover of Mother Jones, “Koch vs. Koch.” The cover was art directed by Ivylise Simones, and features a tabloid parody of right-wing bogeymen the Koch Brothers. The parody is spot on, with just the right mix of funkiness and visual […]

Audubon Magazine’s Illustrated Aviary

Audubon Magazine’s Illustrated Aviary

The Illustrated Aviary is a regular inside back page feature in the bimonthly Audubon magazine. Launched last year by creative director Kevin Fisher, each issue features a different, high-level illustrator reimagining John James Audubon‘s famous “Birds of North America” paintings.  The page includes a brief interview with the illustrator discussing the creative process, as well […]

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