Covers of The Village Voice Art Directed by Andrew Horton

Over the past year, creative director Andrew Horton has been directing the visual rebirth of The Village Voice, New York City’s dynamic (and legendary) altweekly newspaper. In addition to giving the insides a complete makeover, Horton brought in a brilliant and eclectic batch of illustrators who continued and expanded the paper’s graphic legacy. Under Horton’s […]

The Village Voice Covers of Tom Carlson

Voice Media Group design director Tom Carlson has been working overtime the past few months. In addition to his duties supervising the design of the Village Voice Media altweekly papers, he’s continued as art director of Riverfront Times in St. Louis, and has been art directing the covers of New York City’s The Village Voice. […]

Remembering George Delmerico, Longtime Art Director of The Village Voice

Longtime Village Voice art director George Delmerico passed away in early August in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 67. Delmerico was a talented and eclectic art director who designed LP covers (most notably Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly), posters, books, alternative newspapers, and much more, but it was his work as art director of […]

Art Director John Dixon Rocks The Village Voice Covers

Weekly magazines get a lot of love and attention for their covers, and deservedly so. Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, The New York Times Magazine, until recently, Newsweek, and even the Huffington. app have all been producing a highly sophisticated and oftentimes cutting-edge approach to cover design. Meanwhile, a little under the radar, art director […]

The Accidental Art Director

[Originally published in Print magazine, May 1, 1998] You get into the elevator and press PENTHOUSE, and the elevator takes you to a place where everything is cool. You are—imagine—a budding art director just out of your teens who has won the next best thing to a date with Jewel: an internship at Details, the […]

Altweekly Shock Tactics

When Sarah Palin came to Boston in the spring of 2010, the city’s alternative newspaper Weekly Dig sponsored a reader contest to create the best cover image. The winner pictured two elephants, the symbol of Palin’s Republican Party, having sex. After the killing of Osama bin Laden last year, Seattle’s The Stranger printed a cover […]