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Are Magazine Apps Dead? A State of the Art Roundtable

Are Magazine Apps Dead? A State of the Art Roundtable

Just a little under four years ago I headed down to St. Petersburg, Florida for an iPad conference at the Poynter Institute hosted and organized by Mario Garcia. A small but very engaged group of newspaper, magazine, and digital designers gathered to see and hear reports on the very first wave of app creations. My […]

101 Kick-Ass Music Covers: The Runner-Ups

101 Kick-Ass Music Covers: The Runner-Ups

Adweek recently asked me to compile a gallery of the best music magazine covers of all time. Called “101 Kick-Ass Music Covers: The most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years,” it’s a nifty visual collection of covers from the 1930s-now. Adweek creative director Nick Mrozowski and executive editor Tony Case […]

Cover Review: Petersen’s Hunting

Cover Review: Petersen’s Hunting

My new cover review for the Folio: online Face Up column takes a look at the April/May 2014 issue of Petersen’s Hunting, the popular outdoors enthusiast magazine. There’s so much testosterone on this cover that I can feel the hair growing on my chest (and other places). It’s a memorable, provocative, and ground-breaking cover for […]

10 Great Entertainment Weekly Covers Designed by Kory Kennedy

10 Great Entertainment Weekly Covers Designed by Kory Kennedy

As a former design director of Entertainment Weekly (I was there from 1994-96), I have a never-ending fascination with the magazine’s covers and design. Kory Kennedy was Entertainment Weekly‘s seventh design director, adding his creative magic from May 2012 until this past month. In those two years he designed over 100 covers and gave the […]

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