Vintage Chicago Cubs Programs Designed by Otis Shepard

We’re celebrating baseball Opening Day here at Newmanology by displaying some amazing vintage Cubs baseball scorecards, from the 1940s-60s. The covers were designed and illustrated by Otis Shepard, who is well-known for the advertising posters and billboards he created as the longtime art director of Wrigley’s Gum (the Cubs were owned at the time by […]

Black History Magazines: The Crisis

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 […]

Black History Newspaper: The Black Panther

The Black Panther was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics. Bold and provocative, each cover was an incendiary call to action […]

Paul Wearing’s Illustrations for Stanford Medicine Magazine

Paul Wearing is a UK-based illustrator who creates brilliant, graphic imagery with a mid-century vintage flavor. His work is bright, bold, smart and very stylish. Working with art director Dennis McLeod and design director David Armario, Wearing created a series of memorable illustrations for the Fall 2016 issue of Stanford Medicine magazine. Here’s a selection […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview with Polly Becker

Polly Becker is a Boston-based illustrator and artist who is known for her smart, elegant, and very imaginative assemblages. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. In addition to her assemblages, Becker also works in a black and white, pen and ink style, with a strong vintage feel. She says to up-and-coming […]

12 Illustrated Covers of Bill Bryson Books by Neil Gower

Neil Gower is a UK-based illustrator and self-described graphic artist who has created magazine and book covers, maps and garden plans, editorial illustrations and much more graphic brilliance. One of Gower’s most memorable projects has been making illustrated covers for new and reissue editions of books by the author Bill Bryson. To date Gower has […]

Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Get ready for the Super Bowl with this vintage collection of Buffalo Bills football programs from the old American Football League. In the old, pre-AFL-NFL merger days, each team had bespoke programs, often illustrated by a local cartoonist or artist, and filled with hometown flavor. Thanks to the Buffalo Sports Museum, we’ve got a collection […]

10 Illustrated Nautilus Magazine Covers

Len Small is the art director at Nautilus, the smart and modern digital and print science magazine. In a little less than three years on the job, Small’s illustration art direction has turned Nautilus into a striking showcase of brilliant visual imagery. His deft direction and wide-ranging tastes have drawn much praise from the illustration […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti is a Milan-based illustrator who creates striking graphic images with bright colors and bold lines. Her editorial illustration work has appeared in The New York Times, IL, Plansponsor, and more. Mazzetti says she like to “explore the infinite possibilities of illustration,” and has created energetic work for book covers, comics, children’s books, posters, festival […]