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My First Magazine Love: Ramparts

My First Magazine Love: Ramparts

[This interview originally appeared as part of the Society of Publication Designers “First Love,”  series, “where creatives tell SPD the first magazine they fell in love with.”] Robert Newman: Ramparts was the first magazine I ever bought that wasn’t Mad, Creepy, or a comic book. Almost 50 years later, I still have that issue and I still draw on […]

Face Up: Favorite Magazine Covers of 2018 (So Far)

Face Up: Favorite Magazine Covers of 2018 (So Far)

Foliomag.com asked seven magazine art directors for their picks for the best magazine covers of the past six months. Here’s mine: Essence March, 2018 Creative Director: Ronda Thompson Issue Editor: Vanessa DeLucca  My favorite cover this year (at least so far) was the Essence March 2018 split-run newsstand edition in advance of the Black Panther movie (Essence did a […]

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Print magazine cover, 1998

Print magazine cover, 1998

Print magazine recently assembled its complete cover collection (1940-1997) in an online archive. It’s a brilliant gallery of visual inspiration, featuring covers by countless talented illustrators and designers. Many of those covers were art directed by longtime Print art director (over 30 years!) Andrew Kner. I was fortunate enough to be able to design a cover […]

10 Classic Valentine’s Day Magazine Covers

10 Classic Valentine’s Day Magazine Covers

A beautifully-designed Valentine’s Day cover used to be an annual event for many magazines. Today, with the exception of an occasional women’s service mag, Valentine’s Day has almost disappeared from the newsstands. Here’s a collection of 10 favorite Valentine’s Day magazine covers, from 1901-2008. (Above): The New Yorker, February 15, 1993. Illustration: Art Spiegelman, art […]

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