AQ: Winter 2017
The Winter 2017 issue of AQ: Athletes Quarterly was designed by art director Robert Newman, with editor in chief Michael Dolan, production director Ilsa Enomoto, and photographer Chad Griffith. The design is based on a format created by Linda Rubes. AQ: Athletes Quarterly is a controlled-circulation magazine sent to all the professional athletes in the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, NASCAR, the golf and tennis circuits, and many former Olympians. For design inspiration for the features we looked at early 1990s issues of Vibe magazine (art directed by Gary Koepke, Richard Baker, and Diddo Ramm), mid-90s issues of Us magazine (art directed by Richard Baker), Blue Note LP covers designed by Reid Miles, and the 1960s book cover designs of Roy Kuhlman.