American Illustration Profiles: John Hendrix

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with John Hendrix. John is a remarkable illustrator who fuses his experience as an art director with a brilliant storyteller’s talents and a fluid, detailed drawing style. John’s illustrations, maps, and typography have been seen in the pages and on the covers of countless […]

American Illustration Profiles: Monica Ramos

My latest illustrator interview for the American Illustration Profiles series is with Monica Ramos. She’s a smart, young illustrator whose stunningly artful and graceful watercolor paintings have been appearing in publications large and small in the U.S. and Europe, and who recently branched out into fashion design. Monica jokingly says her illustrations are inspired by […]

American Illustration Profiles: Ellen Weinstein

The third in my series of American Illustration Profiles is an interview with illustrator Ellen Weinstein, who says “make something you believe in or no one else will believe in it either.” Ellen is a smart and vibrant illustrator who creates stunningly beautiful paintings and collages. Her illustration work has helped define the look of […]

American Illustration Profiles: Marcos Chin

I’m writing and editing a weekly newsletter for American Illustration-American Photography, called Profiles. It posts every Thursday afternoon and features a Dewar’s Profile-style interview with a series of cool, smart, and interesting illustrators. The first Profile, an interview with Marcos Chin, published on January 29, and features lots of good information on his workspace, influences, […]

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Seattle’s The Rocket Magazine

The Rocket was a freewheeling, gonzo music, art, and politics magazine published in Seattle from 1979 until 2000, initially monthly and later bi-weekly. It had strong visual content, and featured a stellar roster of illustrators, cartoonists, and photographers, and a notable cast of rotating art directors which included Art Chantry, Helene Silverman, Mark Michaelson, Kate […]

The Best Celebrity Santas on Magazine Covers

One of our favorite holiday pastimes is looking at Xmas magazine covers. This year we’ve collected a dozen magazine covers featuring celebrities dressed in Santa Claus hats (and costumes). Check out this gallery of fine Yule tidings, featuring Snoop Dogg, Burt Reynolds, Bella Abzug, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, and of course, […]

My Favorite Xmas Magazine Covers

Here’s the Newmanology collection of our Favorite Xmas Magazine Covers, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey, Charles Burns, Bob Staake, and more. Happy holidays of all kinds to everyone in the Newmanology world! (Above): Baltimore City Paper, art director: Joe MacLeod, illustration: Shepard Fairey. Evergreen, December 1969.  Art director: Ken Deardoff, illustration: Bill Lee. Thanks Stephen […]

The Big Talk: Photography and Illustration Panel Discussion

One of my favorite design projects that I worked on this past year was art directing and producing the American Photography 30 book. In conjunction with that project, I was asked to moderate a panel at The Big Talk, the day-long session of illustration and photography panels on November 5, 2014, organized by American Photography […]

Nautilus: The Best Editorial Illustration Showcase of 2014

Nautilus describes itself as “a different kind of science magazine.” Published quarterly in a beautifully-printed edition, it’s an impressive 190+ page journal of modern science and culture, packed with a mind-blowing array of top-flight editorial illustration. The magazine is designed and art directed by the very smart Len Small, who earlier this year designed the […]

The 2014 Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide

Welcome to the Second Annual Newmanology Holiday Book Gift Guide. Here’s a collection of 10 favorite books released this past year. They all are strong visual collections, featuring design and imagery that includes posters, LP covers, magazines, comics, illustration, typography, and more. And there are handy links so you can buy your book presents with […]