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 […]

Working at The Village Voice

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Working at The Village Voice

[The publication of the last print edition of The Village Voice in September 2017 prompted this nostalgic look back at my experience working at the legendary weekly New York City newspaper. I served three stints at The Voice—as associate art director, 1986-88, art director, 1990, and design director, 1991-94. On August 31 the current Voice […]

Graphic Design by Jesse Marinoff Reyes

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Graphic Design by Jesse Marinoff Reyes

Here are four publication layouts featuring the magic design and artwork of Jesse Marinoff Reyes. The Rock & Roll Quarterly cover was created in the early 1990s when I was design director at The Village Voice. The issue’s main feature was about Mexican rock bands, and we came up with the idea to make the […]