Creative director of This Old House

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Creative director of This Old House

As of July 1, 2016, the This Old House offices have moved to Stamford, CT. I’m commuting from the Upper West Side, NYC, and working as creative director for the print magazine and various other platforms.

12 Illustrated Covers of Bill Bryson Books by Neil Gower

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12 Illustrated Covers of Bill Bryson Books by Neil Gower

Neil Gower is a UK-based illustrator and self-described graphic artist who has created magazine and book covers, maps and garden plans, editorial illustrations and much more graphic brilliance. One of Gower’s most memorable projects has been making illustrated covers for new and reissue editions of books by the author Bill Bryson. To date Gower has […]

This Old House Covers of Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk

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This Old House Covers of Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk

This dynamic (and very cool) collection of covers spans the almost 12-year tenure of This Old House editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk, who left the magazine in early April 2016 after an ownership change. Curated by This Old House photography director Denise Sfraga, this gallery features the design and art direction talents of design directors Amy Rosenfeld, […]

Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts

Posted By on Mar 10, 2016 in Newmanology, Press | No Comments
Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts

Greg Dool of Foliomag.com interviewed me and Matt Strelecki, creative director at Meredith Agrimedia, about “what goes into covers that build audience relationships and move brands forward.” The resulting story, Creating the Most Compelling Cover Concepts, has a good list of tips for magazine makers and designers who are interested in improving their overall cover […]

Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Posted By on Jan 25, 2016 in Newmanology | No Comments
Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Get ready for the Super Bowl with this vintage collection of Buffalo Bills football programs from the old American Football League. In the old, pre-AFL-NFL merger days, each team had bespoke programs, often illustrated by a local cartoonist or artist, and filled with hometown flavor. Thanks to the Buffalo Sports Museum, we’ve got a collection […]

Chairperson for the SPD Magazine of the Year Judging

Posted By on Jan 3, 2016 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Chairperson for the SPD Magazine of the Year Judging

I’ll be the chairperson for the Society of Publication Designers Pub 51 Magazine of the Year competition. The Magazine of the Year honors the best-overall designed publication. The Pub 51 judging will select the best magazine design, illustration, photography, digital, infographics and more. SPD Pub 51 judging will be held February 5-7 in New York […]

Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

Posted By on Jan 2, 2016 in Where's Bob | No Comments
Judging for the Alberta Magazine Awards

In January I’ll be judging a design and art direction category for the Alberta Magazine Awards. Sponsored by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, this is one of Canada’s most vibrant publishing awards, featuring top-notch magazines from Calgary, Edmonton, and places in-between. Finalists will be announced in February, and winners will be honored at the AMPA […]

A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Posted By on Dec 19, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
A Very Merry Black Santa Christmas from Jet Magazine!

Somebody forgot to tell Jet magazine that Santa is white! Long before FOX News declared it a “historical fact” that Santa Claus was a Caucasian man, Jet was running an annual black Santa cover, featuring noted music and comedy celebrities. Here are 10 of our favorites, with cover appearances by Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Sherman […]

The 2015 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Posted By on Dec 14, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
The 2015 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Welcome to the Third Annual Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide. Here’s our collection of 10 favorite books released this past year. They are all strong visual and creative collections, featuring design, imagery, and writing that highlights artwork, magazine design, illustration, typography, and more. Be sure to check out previous Newmanology gift guides from 2013 and […]

10 Covers of The New Yorker Illustrated by Bob Staake

Posted By on Dec 13, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
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 […]