Jock Magazine, 1969-70

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Jock Magazine, 1969-70

Jock was a New York City-oriented sports magazine that published eight issues in 1969 and 1970 before folding. The magazine was run and edited by Mickey Herskowitz. I haven’t been able to track down the name of Jock‘s art director, but from the little I’ve seen of inside pages, the magazine featured bold photographs and […]

The Village Voice: An Art Directors’ History

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The Village Voice: An Art Directors’ History

[On August 31, 2018, The Village Voice announced it was suspending all editorial operations. Although its last print edition was published late last year, The Voice had continued publishing in an online format. A version of this story originally appeared on the Society of Publication Designers website to commemorate the final print issue of The […]

The 2018 Folio: Eddies and Ozzies Awards

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The 2018 Folio: Eddies and Ozzies Awards

The Folio: Eddies and Ozzies Awards celebrate the best in print and digital magazine editorial and design. This year the awards will take place on October 9 in New York City. I will be presenting a number of the over 200 awards of excellence at the event.

My First Magazine Love: Ramparts

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My First Magazine Love: Ramparts

[This interview originally appeared as part of the Society of Publication Designers “First Love,”  series, “where creatives tell SPD the first magazine they fell in love with.”] Robert Newman: Ramparts was the first magazine I ever bought that wasn’t Mad, Creepy, or a comic book. Almost 50 years later, I still have that issue and I still draw on […]

Face Up: Favorite Magazine Covers of 2018 (So Far)

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Face Up: Favorite Magazine Covers of 2018 (So Far)

Foliomag.com asked seven magazine art directors for their picks for the best magazine covers of the past six months. Here’s mine: Essence March, 2018 Creative Director: Ronda Thompson Issue Editor: Vanessa DeLucca  My favorite cover this year (at least so far) was the Essence March 2018 split-run newsstand edition in advance of the Black Panther movie (Essence did a […]

ICON10 Illustration Conference

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ICON10 Illustration Conference

I’m moderating a panel discussion at the ICON10 Illustration Conference in Detroit, on July 14. The panel is When Worlds Collide: The State of Freelance Illustration. Three very smart people—Robert Hunt (illustrator), Vandana Taxali (lawyer and art agent) and Marti Golon (art director) will solve the problems of the illustration world in 30 minutes on […]

Judging for Florida Magazine Association 2018 Charlie Awards

Posted By on May 1, 2018 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for Florida Magazine Association 2018 Charlie Awards

I’m honored to be a judge for the Florida Magazine Association’s 2018 Charlie Awards, showcasing the best Florida media. The judging is during the month of May, and awards will be announced at the Florida Media Conference on August 10 in Orlando.

Print magazine cover, 1998

Posted By on Mar 9, 2018 in Newmanology, Press | No Comments
Print magazine cover, 1998

Print magazine recently assembled its complete cover collection (1940-1997) in an online archive. It’s a brilliant gallery of visual inspiration, featuring covers by countless talented illustrators and designers. Many of those covers were art directed by longtime Print art director (over 30 years!) Andrew Kner. I was fortunate enough to be able to design a cover […]

10 Classic Valentine’s Day Magazine Covers

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10 Classic 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 […]

Covers of The Stranger Art Directed by Tracie Louck

Posted By on Dec 31, 2017 in Newmanology | No Comments
Covers of The Stranger Art Directed by Tracie Louck

Tracie Louck is art director of The Stranger, which describes itself as “Seattle’s Only Newspaper.” Formerly published weekly, in late September The Stranger shifted to a biweekly schedule. Louck has been at The Stranger since June 2016; she previously was art director of another altweekly, Dallas Observer. The Stranger has a long history of graphic […]