Worth Magazine, Late 1990s – Art Direction by Phil Bratter

The late 1990s were a fertile time for magazine design, especially in the business and financial sector. One of the most vibrant 90s magazines was Worth, which featured a stellar list of art directors, including Ina Saltz, Phil Bratter, Deanna Lowe, and Dirk Barnett, among others, plus super duper photo editors Marianne Butler and Sabine […]

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 […]

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 […]

Game Changer! David Moretti and Wired Italia

David Moretti has been the creative director of Wired Italia since it launched in 2009. On both the print and digital editions he has directed a deeply creative series of covers, page designs, infographics, illustrations, and powerful imagery of all kinds. Wired Italia is one of the most imaginatively-designed magazines out there, and fortunately for […]

Entertainment Weekly, Reanimated

I’ve got a vested interest in the design of Entertainment Weekly magazine. I was the second design director there, from 1994-96, and have stayed in touch with many subsequent design directors and designers at the magazine in the years since. Needless to say, as the years go by (and this coming February marks the 25th […]

Modern Packaging Magazine Covers by Walter Allner

Walter Allner was the deputy art director under Leo Lionni at Fortune magazine in the 1950s. He went on to become the art director at the magazine from 1962-74, illustrating and designing many memorable covers. In his spare time he designed covers for Modern Packaging magazine. Thanks to Monoscope, we’ve got a nifty gallery of […]

Thanks to Everyone Who Has Supported My Favo(u)rite Magazine

Thanks to everyone who has been helping to promote the My Favo(u)rite Magazine benefit project. If you haven’t seen this amazing collection of magazine covers, created by Jeremy Leslie and Andrew Losowsky, look at this small excerpt via the Society of Publication Designers. Here is a small list of folks and websites who have given the project some […]