American Illustration Profiles: Esther Pearl Watson

Posted By on May 9, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
American Illustration Profiles: Esther Pearl Watson

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with Esther Pearl Watson, a remarkable artist, cartoonist, illustrator, and visual storyteller. Her artwork encompasses a wide range of styles, but it’s all rich in detail and symbolism, and powerful in its impact. Whether it’s Esther’s current paintings, which draw on her memories of her father’s attempts at […]

American Illustration Profiles: Guy Billout

Posted By on May 3, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
American Illustration Profiles: Guy Billout

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with legendary illustrator Guy Billout, who has been a powerful presence in the illustration world for over 45 years. In 1969, new to the States and inexperienced as a professional, he gathered together a set of illustrations and showed them to Milton Glaser, the design director of New […]

The Making of the Shirley Chisholm “Outrageous!” Poster

Posted By on Apr 29, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
The Making of the Shirley Chisholm “Outrageous!” Poster

In 1972 New York City Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ran an historic campaign for U.S. President. Supporters in San Francisco created a bold, memorable poster for Chisholm’s campaign that featured the slogan “Outrageous!” and is simply one of the most brilliant political graphics to ever come out of an American election. Artist Ed Wong-Ligda was one […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Golden Cosmos

Posted By on Apr 27, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
American Illustration Profiles Interview: Golden Cosmos

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with the German illustration team Golden Cosmos, which is Daniel Dolz and Doris Freigofas. They’re based in Berlin, and have been illustrating together since 2010. Since that time they’ve been doing a steady stream of striking editorial illustration, most notably for The New York Times, Wired, and the […]

A New Job — Creative Director at This Old House

Posted By on Apr 24, 2015 in Newmanology, Where's Bob | No Comments

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve been hired as the creative director of This Old House magazine. I start work there on May 4, and am excited to be joining the talented team led by editor Scott Omelianuk and including director of photography Denise Sfraga and art director Jamie Dannecker, as well as many […]

Gym Class Magazine Interview with Gail Bichler

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Gym Class Magazine Interview with Gail Bichler

The latest issue of Gym Class Magazine (#12) is out and available and filled with magazine design treats. A new feature with this issue is the Gym Class 20, a list “celebrating the top 20 magazine makers.” I interviewed The New York Times Magazine design director Gail Bichler for the list (she was #2!). Gail […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: David Plunkert

Posted By on Apr 17, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
American Illustration Profiles Interview: David Plunkert

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/art director David Plunkert. David is a visual force of nature. His editorial work has appeared in countless publications, on book covers, posters, comics books, and animation music videos, as well as in advertising campaigns. David’s work fuses an art director’s sense of scale and graphicness with […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Kirsten Ulve

Posted By on Apr 12, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
American Illustration Profiles Interview: Kirsten Ulve

My latest American Illustration Profiles interview is with illustrator/caricaturist Kirsten Ulve, who says “I have to ‘be’ the person while I’m sketching them.” Kirsten Ulve is best known for her caricatures, brilliant graphic renditions of popular celebrities that delight readers of countless magazines and publications. Since bursting out of the pages of Entertainment Weekly over […]

The Dual Covers of Zeit Magazin

Posted By on Apr 8, 2015 in Newmanology | No Comments
The Dual Covers of Zeit Magazin

Zeit Magazin is the weekly magazine of Die Zeit, the German national weekly newspaper with a circulation of 520,000, based in Hamburg. With offices in Berlin, the current iteration of Zeit Magazin was launched in 2007. Since its beginning, under the direction of editor-in-chief Christoph Amend, Zeit Magazin has published a unique dual cover design, […]

For the Love of…New York Magazine

Posted By on Mar 24, 2015 in Where's Bob | No Comments
For the Love of…New York Magazine

The Society of Publication Designers is hosting an evening to celebrate the almost 50-year visual history of New York magazine. Hosted by New York editor in chief Adam Moss, For the Love of…New York Magazine will feature a gathering onstage of 10 past and current New York art directors and photo editors. Included in this […]