On Thursday, June 15, I’ll be participating in the Society of Publication Designers Summer 2017 Student Portfolio Review. A group of magazine professionals will be offering advice and critiques to student work, both print and digital, at the Inc. magazine HQ in New York City.
[Sometime last year I received an email from David Moretti, the then-creative director of Wired Italia. He was beginning to design the Society of Publication Designers Pub49 annual book and wanted me to write an introductory essay. David and I met for breakfast in the fall, and he gave a passionate pitch for an essay […]
The Society of Publication Designers has organized a visual history tribute to New York magazine, called For the Love of…New York Magazine, which will take place on April 6 at the SVA Theater in New York City (it’s already sold out!). Onstage for the evening will be 10 former and current design directors and photo […]
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, […]
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). […]
This is the text of a talk I gave on September 16, 2014 at a memorial service for Mitch Shostak. The memorial was a gathering of Mitch’s many friends and colleagues, at the School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery in Manhattan. Many thanks to Arthur Hochstein and Fred Woodward for advice and inspiration in putting […]
The Society of Publication Designers SPD49, the “annual competition recognizing the best in design, photography and illustration in both print and digital platforms” will be held the weekend of January 31-February 2 in New York City. Robert Newman will be the chairperson of the Magazine of the Year category at the competition. The Magazine of […]