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1984: Pop Music’s Best Year Ever, from Billboard Magazine

1984: Pop Music’s Best Year Ever, from Billboard Magazine

Having spent many years working at Entertainment Weekly, New York, Vibe, and Details, I’ve been involved in creating more magazine editorial “packages” than I care to remember. Designing those multi-page, late-closing projects is always a challenge, especially because they tend to be way over-subscribed with content and images. I’m very happy to see this striking […]

Cover Review: Entertainment Weekly

Cover Review: Entertainment Weekly

My latest cover review for Folio: The October 17, 2014 issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring a graphically intense, black and white photograph of Michael Keaton in a preview of the Birdman movie, is one of the coolest and most iconic magazine covers of the past year. Photographer Art Streiber, design director Tim Leong, photography director […]

For the Love of….Entertainment Weekly, September 30 in NYC

For the Love of….Entertainment Weekly, September 30 in NYC

The Society of Publication Designers hosted an historic gathering of Entertainment Weekly design directors on September 30 at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All seven of the magazine’s design directors from its 25-year history were present and discussed the visual history of the groundbreaking weekly (I was design director of EW from 1994-96). […]

Entertainment Weekly Covers

Entertainment Weekly Covers

I was the design director for Entertainment Weekly from 1994-96. During that time we created almost 100 covers for the weekly magazine and some stand-alone special issues. The covers were made with a talented photo team headed by Mary Dunn and Doris Brautigan. And a number of these covers were designed by Florian Bachleda, George […]

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