The Best of Black History Month Magazines

Newmanology has been publishing a series of magazine covers collections to celebrate Black History Month. On this website and on the Newmanology Tumblr page, we’ve been highlighting African American magazines and publications from the past 100 years (and one from South Africa!). Here are some of the best covers from those collections, plus links to […]

100 Years of Powerful Covers from The Crisis Magazine

The Crisis was founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois as the official publication of the NAACP. Within nine years it reached a circulation of 100,000. It was an important venue in its early days for African American authors, including Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Jessie Fauset. It also included powerful graphic covers by […]

Feb 12, 2013
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The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races

The past month I’ve been researching vintage African American magazines for a series of posts on my Facebook and Tumblr pages as part of Black History Month. One recent collection was a set of covers from The Crisis, the official publication of the NAACP, founded in 1910 by W.E.B. DuBois. The Crisis was a remarkable […]

Art Director John Dixon Rocks The Village Voice Covers

Weekly magazines get a lot of love and attention for their covers, and deservedly so. Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, The New York Times Magazine, until recently, Newsweek, and even the Huffington. app have all been producing a highly sophisticated and oftentimes cutting-edge approach to cover design. Meanwhile, a little under the radar, art director […]