Underground Newspapers: The Chicago Seed. Part 1 (1967-69)

Posted By on Dec 19, 2018 in Newmanology | No Comments
Underground Newspapers: The Chicago Seed. Part 1 (1967-69)

The Chicago Seed was an underground newspaper that published from 1967-74. For most of its existence The Seed was published bi-weekly. Visually, The Seed was one of the most consistently powerful and sophisticated of the underground papers, due in large part to the work of longtime art director Lester Dore. The first couple years of the […]

magCulture Podcast #5

Posted By on Dec 17, 2018 in Where's Bob | No Comments
magCulture Podcast #5

You can catch my favorite magazine moment of the year on the magCulture Podcast #5, available via Soundcloud. Hosted by Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall, and recorded at the magCulture Shop, the show features 10 magazine smarties sharing their year-end best. Included in the podcast is wisdom from Steven Gregor (Gym Class), Steve Watson (Stack), […]

Underground Newspaper: The Great Speckled Bird (Atlanta)

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Underground Newspaper: The Great Speckled Bird (Atlanta)

The Great Speckled Bird was an underground newspaper based in Atlanta and published weekly (for most of its existence) from 1968-76. The Bird‘s covers were consistently strong and graphic, many of them featuring illustrations done in a variety of styles by Ron Ausburn. Oftentimes the covers were literally poster-like calls to political action, as in […]

A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Posted By on Dec 9, 2018 in Newmanology | No Comments
A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Long before FOX News host Megyn Kelly declared it a “historical fact” that Santa Claus was a Caucasian man, Jet magazine 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 Hemsley, Esther Rolle, Richard Pryor, and […]

Chairperson for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year Award

Posted By on Dec 8, 2018 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Chairperson for the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year Award

I am honored to be the Magazine of the Year chairperson for the Society of Publication Designers Pub 54 competition. The Magazine of the Year award is given to “tjhe art director whose magazine demonstrates the most effective and imaginative use of design, typography, illustration and photography.” It’s a celebration of printed editorial design and […]

Judging for the Neal Awards

Posted By on Dec 6, 2018 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for the Neal Awards

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be a judge this year for the 2019 Jesse H. Neal Awards. These awards “recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.” There should be a lot of great magazine, newspaper, and online work to look through (and read). More information on the Neal Awards here, including past finalists […]

Underground Newspapers: Helix (Seattle)

Posted By on Dec 5, 2018 in Newmanology | No Comments
Underground Newspapers: Helix (Seattle)

Seattle’s first underground newspaper, the Helix, was published bi-weekly (and sometimes weekly) from 1967-70. The paper’s editor and driving force was Paul Dorpat. Much of the visual voice of the paper was created by Walt Crowley, who illustrated many covers and comics. The selection of covers here comes from the Independent Voices collection. They have […]

Comic Book Covers from the Digital Comic Museum

Posted By on Dec 2, 2018 in Newmanology | No Comments
Comic Book Covers from the Digital Comic Museum

The Digital Comic Museum is an invaluable online resource that features over 15,000 full-issue scans of comic books from the 1940s and 50s. The scans are uploaded by a wide variety of contributors, and although the quality varies, most are clean and true to the originals (i.e., not too much touch-up). There’s a giant array of […]

Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

Posted By on Nov 30, 2018 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

I’m judging the cover category for the 2019 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.

Underground Newspapers: Berkeley Tribe

Posted By on Nov 28, 2018 in Newmanology | No Comments
Underground Newspapers: Berkeley Tribe

The Berkeley Tribe was an underground newspaper published in Berkeley, California from 1969-1972. It was founded by striking staff of the Berkeley Barb, another alternative paper. The Tribe was published weekly, with most copies being sold by vendors on the street. The covers and inside pages were hard-hitting, graphic, and featured provocative illustrations and cartoons. […]