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

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 […]

Eric Skillman’s 10 Favorite Criterion DVD Covers

Eric Skillman is the art director for the Criterion Collection, the beautifully-designed ongoing series of movie DVD reissues. He’s been at Criterion for 14 years, creating a remarkable body of work that includes smart, cool graphic design and numerous examples of top-notch art directed illustration. Skillman is a talented book and poster designer, and wrote […]

20 Classic Vintage Magazine Covers, 1917-1975

Here’s a very random, but very cool collection of 20 vintage magazine covers, dating from 1917 to 1975. All these covers come courtesy of the John Witek Graphics Repository. This is just a small portion of John’s extensive vintage magazine collection. We hope to share covers from his collection very soon. (Pictured above): New Pioneer, […]

10 Illustrated Nautilus Magazine Covers

Len Small is the art director at Nautilus, the smart and modern digital and print science magazine. In a little less than three years on the job, Small’s illustration art direction has turned Nautilus into a striking showcase of brilliant visual imagery. His deft direction and wide-ranging tastes have drawn much praise from the illustration […]

12 Favorite Time Out New York Covers by Chris Deacon

The news this week is that Time Out New York art director Chris Deacon is leaving the scrappy and brash entertainment weekly to become senior art director at Playboy magazine in Los Angeles. Along with editor in chief Terri White (who recently decamped to become editor of Empire), Deacon revitalized the look of Time Out […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti is a Milan-based illustrator who creates striking graphic images with bright colors and bold lines. Her editorial illustration work has appeared in The New York Times, IL, Plansponsor, and more. Mazzetti says she like to “explore the infinite possibilities of illustration,” and has created energetic work for book covers, comics, children’s books, posters, festival […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Jonathon Rosen

Jonathon Rosen an illustrator, artist, animator, graphic designer, and bookmaker who creates smart, provocative, engaging imagery with highly original style and accomplished technique. He makes comics, editorial illustrations, drawings, art projects, animation, exhibits, books and book covers, and much more, and his work appears in a wide array of publications, galleries, performance spaces, and other venues. […]

American Illustration Profiles Interview: Katherine Streeter

Katherine Streeter is a painter, collagist, and illustrator whose work appears in numerous magazines and publications and has been displayed in galleries, on product design, and much more. A former staff illustrator at Salon.com, she creates rich visual imagery that has the ability to explain complex issues in quiet, simple tones. Streeter’s artwork is a cool mix […]

Art Chantry Speaks: Required Reading for Visual Creatives

“Some graphic designers aren’t even graphic designers. They are SALESMEN who hire designers to create what they sell.” That’s just one of the many right on comments by Art Chantry in his essential new book, Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic’s History of 20th Century Graphic Design. It’s a brilliant collection of short essays originally published […]