The New Republic: A Thought Leader of Cover Design

The New Republic recently marked the one year anniversary of its redesign, which debuted in January 2013. Creative director Dirk Barnett joined the magazine in August 2012 after a strong run at the Tina Brown-edited version of Newsweek. With the news that The New Republic gathered five medal nominations in this year’s Society of Publication […]

Examining The Atlantic and The New Republic Redesigns

Several years ago the American Society of Magazine Editors held a panel discussion that talked about the role of design and art direction in magazines. The general consensus was that it was important, but not essential. The evening ended with one of the participants rattling off a list of magazines that were considered great (and […]

Classic Art Departments: Men’s Journal, October 1996

For the latest in our series of great art department mastheads, we’re highlighting the genius cluster of people who worked at Men’s Journal during the time of their October 1996 issue. Men’s Journal was still published in its oversize format, a lively, elegant, great-looking magazine, filled with visual pleasures. Under the direction of art director […]