10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers

Major League Baseball’s opening day this year was April 3. We’ve dug deep into our archives to present 10 of our favorite baseball magazine covers to celebrate the start of the season. Thanks to Linda Rubes for co-producing this story. (Above): Time, August 28, 1971, illustration by Bob Peak. Left-handed Oakland Athletics pitcher Vida Blue […]

American Illustration Profiles: Tim O’Brien

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Tim O’Brien, the noted cover artist and book and editorial illustrator. Tim O’Brien is a modern master of illustration, and one of the pre-eminent magazine cover illustrators of our time. He modestly describes himself as a “traditional oil painter,” which doesn’t begin to highlight the full range […]

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 […]

The Art of Political Caricature on Magazine Covers, 1960-76

If you’re as stressed-out as we are from the current political campaign, here’s an antidote. Julie Mihaly (Boom Underground) and myself (Newmanology) have collected a big set of images of 1960s-70s politicians, and are posting them daily on our Facebook and Tumblr pages. It’s a rich collection of campaign goodies, including comic books, posters, buttons, […]