Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

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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 […]

The 2015 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]

10 Illustrated Nautilus Magazine Covers

Posted By on Oct 9, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
10 Illustrated Nautilus Magazine Covers

Len Small is the art director at Nautilus, the smart and modern digital and print science magazine. In a little less than three years on the job, Small’s illustration art direction has turned Nautilus into a striking showcase of brilliant visual imagery. His deft direction and wide-ranging tastes have drawn much praise from the illustration […]

MIN Editorial & Design Hall of Fame

Posted By on Oct 8, 2015 in Where's Bob | No Comments
MIN Editorial & Design Hall of Fame

Robert Newman will be inducted in the min Editorial & Design Hall of Fame at their annual awards breakfast on November 18 in New York City. The Hall of Fame inductees are described as “These individuals are the creative, unique and talented powerhouses of the media industry. They have set the benchmarks for storytelling, news […]

12 Favorite Time Out New York Covers by Chris Deacon

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12 Favorite Time Out New York Covers by Chris Deacon

The news this week is that Time Out New York art director Chris Deacon is leaving the scrappy and brash entertainment weekly to become senior art director at Playboy magazine in Los Angeles. Along with editor in chief Terri White (who recently decamped to become editor of Empire), Deacon revitalized the look of Time Out […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Sarah Mazzetti

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American Illustration Profiles Interview: Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti is a Milan-based illustrator who creates striking graphic images with bright colors and bold lines. Her editorial illustration work has appeared in The New York Times, IL, Plansponsor, and more. Mazzetti says she like to “explore the infinite possibilities of illustration,” and has created energetic work for book covers, comics, children’s books, posters, festival […]