Working at The Village Voice

[The publication of the last print edition of The Village Voice in September 2017 prompted this nostalgic look back at my experience working at the legendary weekly New York City newspaper. I served three stints at The Voice—as associate art director, 1986-88, art director, 1990, and design director, 1991-94.] For as long as I can […]

The Village Voice’s Rock & Roll Quarterly

Rock & Roll Quarterly was a music supplement published by The Village Voice for six years in the late 80s and early 90s. The format was designed by Voice design director Michael Grossman, and issues were art directed by Robert Newman and Florian Bachleda. It featured outstanding illustrations and comix by folks like Gary Panter, […]

: SPD Pub 50 Magazine of the Year Chairperson, New York City

I’m honored to be the chairperson of the Society of Magazine Designers Magazine of the Year judging, part of the Publication Design 50 competition. The competition selects “the magazine that demonstrates the most effective and imaginative use of design, typography, illustration, and photography” for 2014. The chairs for Pub 50 are Fred Woodward (design director, […]

: Friends of Bob Newman Online Benefit Auction, New York City

The Friends of Bob Newman have organized an online auction to benefit me and my family. The auction will raise funds to help defray medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last year. Organized by Danny Hellman, Jill Armus, Jesse Marinoff Reyes, Florian Bachleda, and Anelle Miller, the auction features artwork from over […]

George Lois Featured in Fast Company App

Fast Company’s annual design issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first cover that legendary art director George Lois created for Esquire magazine. This photograph, by noted photographer Platon, is available only in the iPad app version of Fast Company’s October 2012 issue. On the October 1962 cover of Esquire (which Lois is holding), he […]