Brian Rea has a great passion for illustration. Based in Los Angeles, the former New York Times art director creates editorial illustrations for numerous publications (including a remarkable ongoing assignment for the Times’s Modern Love column), and has been making a brilliant series of animations, books, posters, murals, installations, commercial work, and more. His artwork is […]
Animæ magazine describes itself as “a platform that underlines the connection between contemporary sexuality and storytelling.” Edited by Matt Ryalls and Lena Modigh, issue 3 of the magazine features a very timely collection of stories and images of transgender artists and creatives of all kinds, with powerful and stylish photographs by Steven Meisel, Mikolai Berg, […]
Juliette Borda creates beautiful painted illustrations that combine childlike gracefulness with powerful intelligence and wit. “Did I mention I love color?” she asks rhetorically— and her illustrations are rich with color that is used to great effect. In addition to extensive magazine and publication work, Borda illustrates book jackets, makes fine art, does color consulting […]
Kyle T. Webster is a graphic force of nature, with a delightful and intelligent visual presence across a wide variety of mediums and platforms. “I try to get my paws into everything,” says Webster, and he’s been doing his best to make sure that happens. Webster is a frequent editorial illustrator for The New York […]
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 […]
During the month of August, I’ll judging several categories of the 2015 Folio Ozzie magazine design awards. Along with the Eddie editorial awards, the Ozzies are part of “the most prestigious awards competition in magazine media.” Winners will be announced at the annual awards luncheon on October 19 in New York City.
Here’s my first full designed cover of This Old House, the August 2015 issue. It’s on newsstands now (and iPad apps, in mailboxes, etc.). Photograph: Mark Lohman Photography Director: Denise Sfraga Art Director: Jamie Dannecker Creative Director: Robert Newman Editor-in-Chief: Scott Omelianuk
Desperate Times was that rare combination of underground fanzine and professional publication, published in Seattle for six glorious issues in the summer of 1981. The entire run has been collected into a new book, Desperate Times: The Summer of 1981, edited by Maire M. Masco. With a cover designed by Art Chantry, Desperate Times is […]
The second issue of Fierra, the biannual magazine covering product and furniture design fairs, is now available, and it’s a real treat. Designed by our friends at magCulture, it’s co-published by Katie Treggiden (Confessions of a Design Geek) and Jeremy Leslie (magCulture). This rich issue is a giant step forward from their first, packed with […]
I’m honored to be one of this year’s judges for the 2015 International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards. I’m judging photography, illustration, and design categories. Winners will be announced at the annual IRMA conference in San Diego in October. See previous winners here.