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, […]

This Old House Covers of Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk

This dynamic (and very cool) collection of covers spans the almost 12-year tenure of This Old House editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk, who left the magazine in early April 2016 after an ownership change. Curated by This Old House photography director Denise Sfraga, this gallery features the design and art direction talents of design directors Amy Rosenfeld, […]

: min’s Editorial & Design Awards, New York City

I’ll be a guest presenter at the min Editorial & Design Awards, November 19 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The awards honor magazines and individuals that “showed excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands.” In addition to announcing a big batch of awards for print and […]

For the Love of….Entertainment Weekly, September 30 in NYC

The Society of Publication Designers hosted an historic gathering of Entertainment Weekly design directors on September 30 at the SVA Theatre in New York City. All seven of the magazine’s design directors from its 25-year history were present and discussed the visual history of the groundbreaking weekly (I was design director of EW from 1994-96). […]

Entertainment Weekly Covers

I was the design director for Entertainment Weekly from 1994-96. During that time we created almost 100 covers for the weekly magazine and some stand-alone special issues. The covers were made with a talented photo team headed by Mary Dunn and Doris Brautigan. And a number of these covers were designed by Florian Bachleda, George […]

Seven Designers to Worship

The Content Desk website highlights seven art directors in its recent Seven Designers to Worship feature, including Robert Newman. “Content is all about producing the things that people like or find useful. This is impossible without good design to set the work off.” In addition to Robert Newman, the list includes Matt Wiley of Conde […]