Cover of the Day 12.31.10
December 2010 Archives
Cover of the Day 12.29.10
Seattle Weekly, December 22, 2010.
Cover of the Day 12.27.10
Above: July 30, 2010. Typography by Joe Zeff Design.
>> Andrew Losowsky of Magtastic Blogsplosion lists his Top 10 magazine covers of 2010....
>> Real Simple has a new iPad app, Real Simple Recipes: No Time to Cook? It includes 850 recipes....
This is the fourth part of our month-long celebration of the art direction of Musician, featuring the work of Patrick Mitchell, who was the art director from 1989-1991. He had been doing Sunday newspaper magazines at The Dallas Morning News and Detroit Free Press before moving to Gloucester, Massachusetts, where Musician was based. Mitchell left Musician to be the art director of Garbage magazine, and in 1995 became the design director of Fast Company. In 2003 he launched PlutoMedia, where he is currently creative director.
(Above): November 1991.
Cover of the Day 12.22.10
Businessweek. Still we just couldn't resist sharing this healthy dose of cynical fun with our audience on the off chance you missed it.
>> Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper app, The Daily, is scheduled to launch on January 17....
>> New iPad study shows the most popular activity on the tablets is reading news. Nearly half use it as their primary news source....
>> Apple's iPad 2.0 rumored to debut in April, with front and rear-facing cameras...
>> 2010: The Year in Magazines. A roundup by Magtastic Blogsplosion...
Cover of the Day 12.20.10
Dallas Observer, December 9, 2010
Art Director: Alexander Flores
Illustrator: Alexander Flores
New Work 12.17.10
2010 marked the 10th Year Anniversary of the "Year In Ideas" issue so we decided to celebrate. For the cover our mandate was to do a Q.R. or "quick response" code so we commissioned Karim Charlebois-Zariffa to come up with an innovative way of representing the code.… MORE
New Work 12.17.10
THR creative director Shanti Marlar takes us behind the scenes:
The mission was to create a large-format magazine (10" x 13") that was glamorous and up-scale but still newsy and informative. The magazine needed to transcend B2B and become B2Influener, could sell on the newsstand and still fulfill the subscribers demands. Think Vanity Fair meets the Economist.… MORE
Life Outside of Work 12.16.10
Congrats to the list of WINNERS after the jump:
>> Ad Age publishes their Top 10 publication covers of 2010....
>> Be sure to vote in the Coverjunkie Most Creative Cover of 2010 poll...
>> Thanks to Magculture for the above two links. Visit the site for the latest updates on magazine and app news and design...
>> Have you upgraded your iPad with the latest OS (4.2.1)? We hadn't, until Joe Zeff tipped us off and showed us how. His handy how-to guide here...
Life Outside of Work 12.15.10
Whew. Thank heavens we're in the clear here: for just your ticket, the drinks at tonight's SPD Holiday Party are completely on us from 7-10pm, and it's quite a nice little mix we've got. Your holiday cocktail choices include Ketel One Vodka or Johnnie Walker Black, or lovely wines from our pals at Bear Flag. Of course, we can't let you go for all that on an empty stomach, so we've got yummy treats lined up: popcorn chicken bites, quesadillas, sliders, chips and guacamole and, because we're all about your health, a lovely sampling of veggie crudités.
So brace yourselves, members and friends: between our awesome DJ Eric Johnson spinning his vinyl selects, holiday raffles galore, great drinks and yummy treats, and just the best people around, it's going to be a glittering good time. The coat check team is already in place, the disco ball's been polished, so all we need is you: get tickets after the jump by 2pm and save $$, or we'll see you at the door tonight.
Cheers! … MORE
Cover of the Day 12.15.10
The New Republic, December 31, 2010
Creative & Photo Director: Joseph Heroun
Illustrator: Sean McCabe
This is the third part of our month-long celebration of the art direction of Musician, featuring the work of Miriam Campiz. After stints as an art director at The Boston Globe and Entertainment Weekly, Miriam headed up the art direction of Musician from 1983-85. After leaving she went on to art direct for Newsweek, Latina, Time, Allure, and many more publications, as well as teaching typography and graphic design at SVA and CUNY Baruch.
(Above): August 1994, Glenn Danzig. Photograph by Norman Watson.
>> Nadia Vellam is the new photo editor of WSJ, the Wall Street Journal magazine...
>> Jill Armus is the new creative director of Everyday With Rachel Ray. She was previously the creative director of Prevention...
>> Darhil Crooks is the new creative director of Ebony. He was previously art director at Esquire...
>> Time art director D.W. Pine compiles the magazine's annual Top 10 magazine covers of 2010. Number 1: Eminem on the cover of Rolling Stone...
Happy Xmas 12.13.10
Special thanks to David Keeps, Stephen Kroninger, and Linda Rubes for their help in compiling these covers.
(Above): Evergreen, December 1969. Art director: Ken Deardoff, illustrator: Bill Lee.
Cover of the Day 12.13.10
GO, December 2010
Life Outside of Work 12.10.10
Preview description of the goodies after the jump...
>> Good news: Time Inc. CEO Jack Griffin announces that the company will forgo its annual pre-holiday layoffs this year....
>> The Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip is ending its 70-year run on January 2....
>> New Mac/Life iPad app, The Essential iPhone and iPad Answers Guide. Smart idea....
Over on the NYT's The Lens Blog, Director of Photography Kathy Ryan gives more detail about the project, saying, "We had to get somewhere really quickly with an impact. And it had to be beautiful."
Like the photo portfolio, the videos were directed by Sundsbo and produced by the photo team at the magazine, including Ryan, Joanna Milter and Miki Meek.
Most tellingly, according to the NYT, "This is the first time that video has been as significant as the print portfolio." Check out all the videos here, and see the photo portraits in this Sunday's copy of The New York Times Magazine.
(Above): Darth Vader. His mouth is a Rockwell Regular W.
Cover of the Day 12.08.10
Riverfront Times, December 2, 2010.
New Work 12.07.10
(Above): December 2010. The China Reform logo is based on actual calligraphy by former Chinese premier Deng Xiaoping.
>> George McCalman has left Afar to start his own studio...
>> Former Fortune graphics editor Linda Eckstein has posted her 2005 Print magazine story on the history of Fortune graphics. Lush illustrations, major wow factor....
>> World War 3 Illustrated is having a 30-year retrospective at Exit Art in NYC. The magazine, edited by Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, features cutting edge political comics, graphics and illlustrations. The opening is tonight from 7-9pm at 475 10th Ave...
>> Magculture reviews the new Project iPad app and although critical, finds some good elements in it...
>> Art director Wilbert Gutierrez has an updated website, with great covers and feature spreads from George, Men's Health, Entertainment Weekly, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and Sly magazine...
This is the second part of our month-long celebration of the art direction of Musician, featuring the work of John Korpics. Korpics was the design director for 11 months, in 1992. Before that he had been the art director at Regardie's magazine in Washington, DC. After Musician, Korpics went on to be the design director of Premiere, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and InStyle. He is currently the design director at Fortune.
(Above): John Korpics: "My favorite Musician cover. I always hated the logo though. It was the ugliest logo I've ever had to design with. It was like putting a big turd on my covers."
Cover of the Day 12.06.10
Seattle Met, December 2010
Design Director: Benjamen Purvis
Photographer: Charlie Schuck
Stylist: Ashley Helvey
I wanted to take a moment and share a non-mag project I worked on that just hit stores.
My friend, photographer Richard Phibbs was having his first book published and asked me to do all the typography for the book. (Which i had to think about for all of two seconds.)
>> New for your news feed: Jean Snow, our guide to design and pop culture in Tokyo, has spun-off his magazine obsession (we love) into a new site, The Magaziner...
Life Outside of Work 12.01.10
Join SPD for our annual Holiday Extravaganza on Wednesday, December 15th at The Lott (55 W21 st, NYC) for hours of drinks (courtesy of our great friends at BearFlag), food, great tunes and sweet prizes. A special treat for our out-of-town-members: Check back in with spd.org for a preview of the great giveaways up for grabs that night to enter your raffles--we want to ship some of these great prizes to you! Winners will be posted online after the event.
SPD Members: Just $5 in advance (or $10 CASH at the door the night of) (need to renew? do that here)
Non-Members: $20 in advance (or $30 CASH at the door the night of)
BUY TICKETS to get on the guest list after the jump (and save $$$!)
12.15.10 - 7PM - The Lott - 55 W 21st Street (between 5th/6th ave)
Cover of the Day 12.01.10
The Boston Globe, G section, November 26, 2010
Art Director: Martin Gee
Typography: Martin Gee