AQ: Spring 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of AQ: Athletes Quarterly is the third produced by the design team of Robert Newman and Linda Rubes, and photography director Greg Pond. 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. It’s edited and published by Michael Dolan. Also working on this issue was the very talented designer Shaun Baron. 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. We also used a set of 1960s LP covers of Impulse Records for additional inspiration.