: National Magazine Awards Judging, New York City

The judging for the National Magazine Awards, sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, will be held March 12-13 in New York City. The awards “honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative art direction.” Robert Newman will be judging one of […]

: Society of Illustrators Award, New York City

I’m honored to announce that the Society of Illustrators has awarded me this year’s Richard Gangel Art Director Award. The award is given to art directors “who have supported and advanced the art of illustration.” The award is voted by past chairs of the Society of Illustrators’ Illustration Annual, which is definitely a distinguished group […]

: Judging the Alberta Magazine Awards, New York City/Calgary

I’m judging in the Alberta Magazine Awards this month. The awards are sponsored by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Most of the magazines are based in Calgary and Edmonton, and there’s a very healthy (and lively) publishing scene there. My category is Art Direction Single Issue. The awards will be presented at the Alberta Magazines […]

: Interview on Life Elsewhere Radio, 9am

Life Elsewhere, the radio show of arts, media, and culture, will feature a special holiday gift edition on Monday, December 16 at 9am. Featured on the show and offering their suggestions for best books as gifts will be creative directors Robert Newman and Robert Priest, as well as Los Angeles-based author Mark Haskell-Smith, whose latest […]

: An Update: My Favo(u)rite Magazine, New York City

Robert Newman continues to recover from the accident he suffered in March of this year. After much hospital time and rehab he is well on his way to regaining full health and activities. He’s slowly been updating this website with some design tweaks and word posts. One of his top priorities is promoting My Favo(u)rite […]

May 20, 2013

: An update on Bob, New York, NY

As you may have noticed, this site hasn’t been updated much of late. Robert Newman, our friend and colleague, has been hospitalized since March 19th. After several days in critical condition and two weeks in a coma, he is now recovering. You can find out more—and help him out!—by visiting us at www.DonationTo.com/FriendsofBobNewman. You can […]

: 2013 Alberta Magazines Conference, Calgary, Alberta

He’s been art director at some of the industry’s most successful and innovative magazines: Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Details, New York, Inside, Vibe and Entertainment Weekly. His design method has been described as a “mind-meld with the editorial vision” (Mediabistro.com, 2005). Before becoming an art director he worked as a political organizer, printer, typesetter, […]