Issue #2 of Fiera Magazine: A Textbook Lesson in Indie Publishing

The second issue of Fierra, the biannual magazine covering product and furniture design fairs, is now available, and it’s a real treat. Designed by our friends at magCulture, it’s co-published by Katie Treggiden (Confessions of a Design Geek) and Jeremy Leslie (magCulture). This rich issue is a giant step forward from their first, packed with […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald is an illustrator, designer, book artist, letterpress operator, graphic artist, cartoonist, and more. He has created retro-styled illustrations in multiple styles and formats for an extensive list of magazines and newspapers. MacDonald is also a brilliant comic artist; his illustrated graphics have graced the pages of numerous publications and several books. And he has […]

American Illustration Profiles: Sarah Jacoby

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator Sarah Jacoby. Sarah Jacoby creates gentle, powerful watercolor illustrations and artwork, oftentimes filled with imagery of nature and the outdoors. “The natural world is still a realm that’s a bit sacred, full of possibility,” she says. “It inspires me because nothing is written on it yet.” Her […]

American Illustration Profiles: John Cuneo

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator John Cuneo: John Cuneo loves to draw. Go to his website homepage and you’ll see a heading that says “John Cuneo Drawings” (as well as a monkey with pens and coffee at a drawing table…). He’s a masterful illustrator, artist, humorist, and visual storyteller whose work […]

American Illustration Profiles: Christopher Silas Neal

Christopher Silas Neal is the subject of my latest American Illustration Profiles interview. Christopher Silas Neal creates beautiful, graceful illustrations that have appeared on the covers of numerous books and the pages of many publications including The New Yorker, Real Simple, and The New York Times. Neal has illustrated an elegant series of children’s picture […]

Travel & Leisure Illustrated Covers, 1970s

Norman Hotz began his art direction career in the late 1960s working for Allen Hurlburt and Will Hopkins at Look magazine. He moved to Travel & Leisure in 1970, where he worked as the deputy to Frank Zachary, and helped create the magazine’s iconic logo and design. When Zachary left after 10 issues, the then-25 […]

10 Early 1970s Travel & Leisure Covers Art Directed by Frank Zachary

Legendary magazine art director and editor Frank Zachary passed away June 11 at the age of 101. He was best known for his 1950s-early 60s art direction of Holiday magazine, as well as his longtime editorship, beginning in the early 1970s, of Town and Country. From 1971-73 Zachary was the art director of Travel & […]

15 Classic Paul Bacon Book Cover Designs

Legendary book and LP cover designer Paul Bacon passed away on June 8 at the age of 91. He designed over 6500 book covers in his long career. As Print magazine said, “Bacon can be said to have invented the bestseller jacket as we know it.” He designed countless blockbuster bestseller cover, including many of […]

12 Stylish Ornette Coleman LP Covers

Ornette Coleman was a giant of jazz, an innovator and style icon who was a force in music and culture for over 50 years. He passed away June 11 at the age of 85. Here’s a collection of a dozen of his coolest and most stylish LP covers. Many of the covers in this collection […]

American Illustration Profiles: Nora Krug

Nora Krug is an illustrator, artist, and creator of what she describes as “visual narratives.” In addition to her frequent editorial illustrations for publications including The New York Times and The Guardian, she has created a striking series of illustrated books and graphic novels, most notably Kamikaze, about a World War 2 Japanese pilot, and […]