Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts

Posted By on Mar 10, 2016 in Newmanology, Press | No Comments
Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts

Greg Dool of Foliomag.com interviewed me and Matt Strelecki, creative director at Meredith Agrimedia, about “what goes into covers that build audience relationships and move brands forward.” The resulting story, Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts, has a good list of tips for magazine makers and designers who are interested in improving their overall cover […]

Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Posted By on Jan 25, 2016 in Newmanology | No Comments
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 […]

Chairperson for the SPD Magazine of the Year Judging

Posted By on Jan 3, 2016 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Chairperson for the SPD Magazine of the Year Judging

I’ll be the chairperson for the Society of Publication Designers Pub 51 Magazine of the Year competition. The Magazine of the Year honors the best-overall designed publication. The Pub 51 judging will select the best magazine design, illustration, photography, digital, infographics and more. SPD Pub 51 judging will be held February 5-7 in New York […]

Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

Posted By on Jan 2, 2016 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

In January I’ll be judging a design and art direction category for the Alberta Magazine Awards. Sponsored by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, this is one of Canada’s most vibrant publishing awards, featuring top-notch magazines from Calgary, Edmonton, and places in-between. Finalists will be announced in February, and winners will be honored at the AMPA […]

A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Posted By on Dec 19, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
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 2015 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Posted By on Dec 14, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
The 2015 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Welcome to the Third 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. Be sure to check out previous Newmanology gift guides from 2013 and […]

10 Covers of The New Yorker Illustrated by Bob Staake

Posted By on Dec 13, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
10 Covers of The New Yorker Illustrated by Bob Staake

Bob Staake is a remarkably diverse and multi-talented illustrator based in Chatham, Massachusetts. He has been creating art and illustrations in many forms for almost 40 years, although he is quick to point out that “I refuse to call what I do ‘work.’” Staake’s illustrations have graced the pages of countless magazines, as well as over […]

Judging for the ASME National Magazine Awards

Posted By on Dec 4, 2015 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for the ASME National Magazine Awards

On January 6 and 7 I’ll be a judge for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Awards. Over 300 editors, educators, art directors, photo editors, and more will gather to judge the best magazine journalism, design, photography, and overall excellence. It takes place at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City; […]

Eric Skillman’s 10 Favorite Criterion DVD Covers

Posted By on Oct 30, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
Eric Skillman’s 10 Favorite Criterion DVD Covers

Eric Skillman is the art director for the Criterion Collection, the beautifully-designed ongoing series of movie DVD reissues. He’s been at Criterion for 14 years, creating a remarkable body of work that includes smart, cool graphic design and numerous examples of top-notch art directed illustration. Skillman is a talented book and poster designer, and wrote […]

20 Classic Vintage Magazine Covers, 1917-1975

Posted By on Oct 20, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
20 Classic Vintage Magazine Covers, 1917-1975

Here’s a very random, but very cool collection of 20 vintage magazine covers, dating from 1917 to 1975. All these covers come courtesy of the John Witek Graphics Repository. This is just a small portion of John’s extensive vintage magazine collection. We hope to share covers from his collection very soon. (Pictured above): New Pioneer, […]