Black History Magazines: Jet, 1960s

Jet magazine was founded in 1951 by John Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company. Published in Chicago, its original tagline was “The Weekly Negro News Magazine.” It printed in a small, digest-sized format with covers that featured black and white photographs and a single spot color. Art director Herbert Temple made the most of the […]

Black History Magazines: Jet, 1950s

Jet magazine was founded in 1951 by John Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company. Published in Chicago, its tagline was “The Weekly Negro News Magazine.” It printed in a small, digest-sized format with covers that featured black and white photographs and a single spot color. Art director Herbert Temple made the most of the limited […]

The Best Celebrity Santas on Magazine Covers

One of our favorite holiday pastimes is looking at Xmas magazine covers. This year we’ve collected a dozen magazine covers featuring celebrities dressed in Santa Claus hats (and costumes). Check out this gallery of fine Yule tidings, featuring Snoop Dogg, Burt Reynolds, Bella Abzug, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and of course, […]

May 8, 2014

Jet magazine covers, 1970s

Jet magazine recently announced it was ending its print edition and will be publishing only on digital platforms. Jet has an amazing visual legacy, especially for its covers and photography. Herbert Temple was Jet’s longtime art director, in the 1960s and 70s, and was responsible for the cover design of this collection. Here are 10 […]

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 […]

The Covers of Jet Magazine, 1960s

Jet magazine was a digest-sized weekly published by Johnson Publishing. Herbert Temple was Jet‘s longtime art director. Throughout the 1960s Jet continued its use of black and white cover photos and a single bright color on the cover, combined with Temple’s use of bold graphic background shapes. Although Jet always had a healthy dose of […]

Happy 70th Birthday Angela Davis!

Longtime political activist, writer, speaker, teacher, and cultural icon Angela Davis celebrated her 70th birthday on January 26. Angela’s bold, outspoken politics combined with her striking image (and that classic afro!) inspired many memorable posters, graphics, and magazine covers. Here are 10 of our favorites. For more information on the visual image of Angela Davis, […]