12 Illustrated Covers of Bill Bryson Books by Neil Gower

Neil Gower is a UK-based illustrator and self-described graphic artist who has created magazine and book covers, maps and garden plans, editorial illustrations and much more graphic brilliance. One of Gower’s most memorable projects has been making illustrated covers for new and reissue editions of books by the author Bill Bryson. To date Gower has […]

This Old House Covers of Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk

This dynamic (and very cool) collection of covers spans the almost 12-year tenure of This Old House editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk, who left the magazine in early April 2016 after an ownership change. Curated by This Old House photography director Denise Sfraga, this gallery features the design and art direction talents of design directors Amy Rosenfeld, […]

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

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!

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]