10 Covers of The New Yorker Illustrated by Bob Staake

Bob Staake is a remarkably diverse and multi-talented illustrator based in Chatham, Massachusetts. He has been creating art and illustrations in many forms for almost 40 years, although he is quick to point out that “I refuse to call what I do ‘work.’” Staake’s illustrations have graced the pages of countless magazines, as well as over […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Brigit Schossow

Birgit Schössow is a German illustrator who had done extensive work creating book covers, book illustrations for children, and “a little bit of animation with music.” Over the past several years she has also created a striking series of magazine covers for The New Yorker on topics ranging from fashion to the weather to noir […]

American Illustration Profiles: John Cuneo

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator John Cuneo: John Cuneo loves to draw. Go to his website homepage and you’ll see a heading that says “John Cuneo Drawings” (as well as a monkey with pens and coffee at a drawing table…). He’s a masterful illustrator, artist, humorist, and visual storyteller whose work […]

American Illustration Profiles: Frank Viva

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with Frank Viva. Frank is an image-maker, brand developer, and highly-talented illustrator whose artwork appears regularly in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. His Toronto-based Viva & Co. studio does branding, product design, corporate identities, digital and website […]

My Favorite Xmas Magazine Covers

Here’s the Newmanology collection of our Favorite Xmas Magazine Covers, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey, Charles Burns, Bob Staake, and more. Happy holidays of all kinds to everyone in the Newmanology world! (Above): Baltimore City Paper, art director: Joe MacLeod, illustration: Shepard Fairey. Evergreen, December 1969.  Art director: Ken Deardoff, illustration: Bill Lee. Thanks Stephen […]

The Top 10 Valentine’s Day Magazine Covers

A beautifully-designed Valentine’s Day cover used to be an annual event for many magazines. Today, with the exception of an occasional women’s service mag, Valentine’s Day has almost disappeared from the newsstands. Here’s a collection of 10 favorite Valentine’s Day magazine covers, from 1901-2008. (Above): The New Yorker, February 15, 1993. Illustration: Art Spiegelman, art […]

5 Great Illustrated Martin Luther King Magazine Covers

This year we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King on January 20 (his real birthday was January 15). During his lifetime and after, King appeared on numerous magazine and publication covers. Here are five of our favorites, featuring illustrations by Paul Davis, Ben Shahn, Barry Blitt, Mark Ulriksen, and Robert Vickrey. Be sure to […]

Nelson Mandella, RIP

The New Yorker, December 16, 2013 Cover illustration: Kadir Nelson Art director: Francoise Mouly Read about the making of this cover here.