10 Classic Valentine’s Day Magazine Covers

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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 […]

Covers of The Stranger Art Directed by Tracie Louck

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Covers of The Stranger Art Directed by Tracie Louck

Tracie Louck is art director of The Stranger, which describes itself as “Seattle’s Only Newspaper.” Formerly published weekly, in late September The Stranger shifted to a biweekly schedule. Louck has been at The Stranger since June 2016; she previously was art director of another altweekly, Dallas Observer. The Stranger has a long history of graphic […]

My Favorite Magazine Cover of 2017

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My Favorite Magazine Cover of 2017

[I was asked to be part of a group of magazine art directors who selected their favorite cover of the year for Foliomag.com’s annual cover roundup. Here’s my favorite cover and commentary.] This GQ cover of civil rights activist and professional athlete Colin Kaepernick was easily my magazine cover of the year. It’s a perfect […]

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Seattle’s The Rocket Magazine

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Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Seattle’s The Rocket Magazine

The Rocket was a freewheeling, gonzo music, art, and politics magazine published in Seattle from 1979 until 2000, initially monthly and later bi-weekly. It had strong visual content, and featured a stellar roster of illustrators, cartoonists, and photographers, and a notable cast of rotating art directors which included Art Chantry, Helene Silverman, Mark Michaelson, Kate […]

Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

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Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Get ready for the Super Bowl with this vintage collection of Buffalo Bills football programs from the old American Football League. In the old, pre-AFL-NFL merger days, each team had bespoke programs, often illustrated by a local cartoonist or artist, and filled with hometown flavor. Thanks to the Buffalo Sports Museum, we’ve got a collection […]

A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

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A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Somebody forgot to tell Jet magazine that Santa is white! Long before FOX News declared it a “historical fact” that Santa Claus was a Caucasian man, Jet was running an annual black Santa cover, featuring noted music and comedy celebrities. Here are 10 of our favorites, with cover appearances by Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Sherman […]

The Best Celebrity Santas on Magazine Covers

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The Best Celebrity Santas on Magazine Covers

One of our favorite holiday pastimes is looking at Xmas magazine covers. This year we’ve collected a dozen magazine covers featuring celebrities dressed in Santa Claus hats (and costumes). Check out this gallery of fine Yule tidings, featuring Snoop Dogg, Burt Reynolds, Bella Abzug, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and of course, […]

Alberta Magazine Awards 2018

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Alberta Magazine Awards 2018

I’m judging the magazine design category for the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards. These awards honor the best magazines from Alberta and Western Canada. There’s a vibrant publishing scene in Alberta, including some outstanding indie magazines. More information on the Alberta Magazine Awards and a look at some of the magazines here.

Society of Publication Designers Pub 53 Magazine of the Year Chairperson

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Society of Publication Designers Pub 53 Magazine of the Year Chairperson

I’m honored to be the chairperson of this year’s Society of Publication Designers Pub 53 Magazine of the Year competition. The judging is early February in New York City, and will feature the best magazine design in the world, as well as judges from a wide array of magazines and publications. More information on Pub […]

The 2017 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Posted By on Nov 26, 2017 in Newmanology, Press | No Comments
The 2017 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide. Here’s our collection of 10 favorite books released this past year. They are all strong visual and creative collections, featuring design, imagery, and writing that highlights artwork, magazine design, illustration, typography, and more. This collection is highly subjective; on a recent trip with my daughter […]