During the month of August, I’ll judging several categories of the 2015 Folio Ozzie magazine design awards. Along with the Eddie editorial awards, the Ozzies are part of “the most prestigious awards competition in magazine media.” Winners will be announced at the annual awards luncheon on October 19 in New York City.
One of the most exciting series of magazine covers at the moment has come courtesy of Time Out New York. TONY has always had energetic covers, but its latest batch, created by new-ish art director Chris Deacon, are exceptional and rank among my favorite of 2014. In a way, it reminds me of the work […]
I’m a big fan of the August-September cover of Organic Gardening, art directed by Susan Eugster and featuring an illustration by Peter Donnelly. I’ve reviewed the cover as the latest Face Up column for Folio online. This is a very different approach for a gardening and lifestyle magazine, with the illustration taking over the entire […]
My latest review for the Folio: online Face Up column looks at the May/June 2014 cover of Politico magazine. The cover features a striking cover line, “The Media Issue,” created by Post Typography and Politico creative director Janet Michaud. It’s a solid, label-like headline with an engaging, stylish image—a perfect fusion of text and graphics. […]
My new cover review for the Folio: online Face Up column takes a look at the April 26, 2014 issue of Billboard. The cover features a cool photograph of singer Enrique Iglesias, sleek, minimal cover typography and a bold, poster-like logo; it’s highly original, extremely artful and a crowd-pleaser all at the same time (I […]
My new cover review for the Folio: online Face Up column takes a look at the April/May 2014 issue of Petersen’s Hunting, the popular outdoors enthusiast magazine. There’s so much testosterone on this cover that I can feel the hair growing on my chest (and other places). It’s a memorable, provocative, and ground-breaking cover for […]
My new cover review for the Folio: online Face Up column is just in time for baseball’s Opening Day on March 31. It’s a look at the 2014 edition of Who’s Who in Baseball, the obsessive (and fascinating) compilation of pitchers and batters statistics. Their cover design hasn’t changed much over the past 20 years, […]
My new cover review for the Folio: online Face Up column is up now. It’s a look at the cover of the relaunched Newsweek magazine, designed by Priest + Grace and illustrated by Ben Wiseman. Former Time art director Arthur Hochstein adds a few smart thoughts to the mix as well. Overall, it’s a very […]