November 2012 Archives

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

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Men's Health, December 2012

Creative Director: Robert Festino
Photography Director: Jeanne Graves
Photographer: Ture Lillegraven
This Film is Not Yet Rated

This Film is Not Yet Rated

As if they weren't busy enough producing an award winning magazine and tablet apps, the team over at Esquire have started creating a video trailer to preview each issue.  Design Director David Curcurito gives us some insight into the process.
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My SPD: Dora Somosi, Director of Photography, GQ

My SPD: Dora Somosi, Director of Photography, GQ

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Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

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Temple University Magazine, Spring 2012

Art Director: Jacqueline Spadaro
Photographer: Joseph V. Labolito



Speaker Series

Speaker Series "Food for Thought" New Date - Monday, December 10th

There is still time to join us for this tasty talk about Food Magazines.  The new date is Monday, December 10th at Helen Mills Theater.  It's going to be a yummy good time!

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A New Look for British Airways' High Life Magazine

A New Look for British Airways' High Life Magazine

While you're waiting for that flight to take off, have a look in your seat back pocket. Some great new work is being done at the inflight magazines of airlines around the world. 

British Airways has recently relaunched their inflight magazine High Life with a brand new look. Creative Director Stuart Purcell of Cedar Communications, along with Editorial Director Mark Jones developed the vision for the relaunch of the nearly 40 year old title - one of the longest running inflight titles in the industry.

"The new design reflects a very British sense of irreverence, wit and attitude" says Purcell, "We wanted British Airways' High Life magazine to speak to the new breed of 21st century traveller - the mobile tribe for whom global inside knowledge is currency."

Here's a preview of the new High Life... 
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SPD 48 Call For Entries is Here!

SPD 48 Call For Entries is Here!

Despite the hurricane delay, PUB 48 is ready for you to start flagging tear sheets and apps.

Last month, we introduced our fabulous Print Co-Chairs: Courtney Murphy, Creative Director of Good Housekeeping, and Marshall McKinney, Art Director of Garden & Gun

Now it's time to introduce our awesome Digital Co-Chairs: Chris Hercik, Creative Director of Sports Illustrated Group, and Steve Motzenbecker, Director of Digital Design & User Experience, New York Media.
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2012 Thanksgiving Cover of the Year

2012 Thanksgiving Cover of the Year

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We tallied your votes, and the 2012 Thanksgiving Cover of the Year is...




MARTHA STEWART LIVING

Creative Director: Eric Pike
Deputy Creative Director: Ayesha Patel
Photo Director: Jennifer Miller
Photographer: Anna Williams
Prop Styling: Angharad Bailey
Food Styling: Carrie Purcell

Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving!

 
Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

Cover of the Day: Wednesday Edition

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Creative Director: Deb Bishop
Director of Photography: Natasha Lunn
Photographer: Peggy Sirota

My SPD: Ina Saltz, Principal, Ina Saltz Design

My SPD: Ina Saltz, Principal, Ina Saltz Design

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Pop-Up Portfolio: Gail Bichler

Pop-Up Portfolio: Gail Bichler

WHO: Gail Bichler

AGE: 40

LOCATION: New York

DAY JOB: AD, The New York Times Magazine

C.V.: Gail began her career at Chicago based Studio Blue, a small design group that specializes in creating art books. She later founded Gail Bichler Design, a studio catering to museum and publishing clients, and taught at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004, Gail relocated to New York and worked as a freelancer for various studios and magazines, most notably 2x4, T, The New York Times Style Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine where she is currently the AD. She graduated from the University of Michigan.


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The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll:  THE FINALS!

The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll: THE FINALS!

Over 2,700 votes were cast in the Turkey, Dessert, and Vegetables & Side Dishes rounds and  here are the winners!   Now, It's time to vote for the BEST Thanksgiving cover of 2012. Polls close this Wednesday at 1pm EST.   


* Polls now closed.

Scott Dadich Returns to Wired--As Editor in Chief

Scott Dadich has been named editor in chief of Wired, Condé Nast announced today.

Dadich, who is replacing Chris Anderson, comes from the corporate side at Condé Nast -- most recently as VP, editorial platforms and design since 2010. Dadich was the CD of Wired from 2006-2010.


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Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition


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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper cover design from around the world.

Distro,Issue #66, November 16, 2012

Art Directors: Greg Grabowy, Eve Binder, Susana Soares 
Illustrator: Luke Lucas
Wired and Dan Forbes, Building Blocks.

Wired and Dan Forbes, Building Blocks.

Ever wondered how much work goes into shooting a block of concrete? Quite a bit it seems...when you have an ambitious concept and a kick ass photographer that is! Dan Forbes and CD Brandon Kavulla collaborated on another great still life  for their "what's Inside" franchise in the November issue of Wired US. Go behind the scenes with this eye opening video after the jump.

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The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll:  Round 3 - VEGETABLES & SIDE DISHES

The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll: Round 3 - VEGETABLES & SIDE DISHES

Thumbnail image for 2thankscoveroftheyear.jpgIts that time of year again!  Time to pick up your favorite food magazines and start planning your Thanksgiving feast.  In the following days we will be taking a look at best Thanksgiving covers on the newstand and let YOU decide who will dominate our first annual Thanksgiving cover poll.  We'll have three rounds based on cover theme (turkey, desserts, & side dishes) and the winners will then compete for the SPD Thanksgiving cover of the year.  

Round 3:  VEGETABLES & SIDE DISHES
The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll:  Round 2 - DESSERT

The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll: Round 2 - DESSERT

Its that time of year again!  Time to pick up your favorite food magazines and start planning your Thanksgiving feast.  In the following days we will be taking a look at the best Thanksgiving covers on the newstand and let YOU decide who will dominate our first annual Thanksgiving cover poll.  We'll have three rounds based on cover theme (turkey, desserts, & side dishes) and the winners will then compete for the SPD Thanksgiving cover of the year.  

Round 2:  DESSERT

Voting is now closed.   Vote in the final round  HERE



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My SPD: Criswell Lappin, Creative Director, Institute of Play

My SPD: Criswell Lappin, Creative Director, Institute of Play

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The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll:  Round 1 - TURKEY

The Great Thanksgiving Cover Poll: Round 1 - TURKEY

Thumbnail image for 2thankscoveroftheyear.jpgIts that time of year again!  Time to pick up your favorite food magazines and start planning your Thanksgiving feast.  In the following days we will take a look at the best Thanksgiving covers on the newstand and let YOU decide who will dominate our first annual Thanksgiving cover poll.  We'll have three rounds based on cover theme (turkey, desserts, & side dishes) and the winners will then compete for the SPD Thanksgiving cover of the year.  

Round 1: TURKEY


Voting is now closed.   Vote in the final round  HERE


SEE THE OTHER ROUNDS: 

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Unsung Heroes 6 Clips: Jason Holley

Unsung Heroes 6 Clips: Jason Holley

A few weeks ago, SPD continued its great speaker series Unsung Heroes out in LA showcasing some HUGE talents living and working out there on the left coast. For those who couldn't make it out we've finally got the clips our panel presented here for your viewing pleasure starting with Illustrator Jason Holley. Inspiring stuff, enjoy after the jump… MORE
Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper cover design from around the world.

LA Weekly,September/October 2012

Creative Director: Darrick Rainey 
Photographer: Kevin Scanlon
Men's Health's Best Life returns

Men's Health's Best Life returns

Men's Health US recently bucked the "digital only" trend with the re-release of their luxury men's lifestyle magazine Best Life. The Fall/Winter issue hit newstands recently chock-full of the same great photography, elegant typography and smart design that put BL and former Design Director Brandon Kavulla on the map. The former iteration was an SPD awards staple and we predict Robert Festino's relaunch will be no different. Festino gave SPD.org a portfolio of his favorite print pages, check them out after the jump and congrats to his team of Jeanne Graves (Photo director), Michael Schnaidt (art director), and Jennifer Laga (designer)...… MORE
My SPD: Marshall McKinney, Art Director, Garden & Gun

My SPD: Marshall McKinney, Art Director, Garden & Gun

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Cooking Light's 25th Anniversary Issue

Cooking Light's 25th Anniversary Issue

This November Cooking Light celebrates its 25th anniversary with a double issue that's out on newsstands now.   We spoke with the magazine's creative director Carla Frank about putting together this delectable issue.  

How did you go about choosing the images and recipes that would be on the anniversary cover?
We searched for recipes that looked delicious, but that you could actually make. The dark background was a bit of a departure for us, but I wanted them to look classic and be sure the food popped.  It was an anniversary issue, so taking a little departure was nice.  
In general I want the magazine to be beautiful, vibrant, fun, approachable, and conversational.  I hope that this issue, the culmination of 2 years effort, shows that.

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Cover of the Day: Monday Edition

Cover of the Day: Monday Edition

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GreenSource,November/December 2012

Creative Director: Francesca Messina 
Art Director: Heather Haggerty 
Photo illustration: Michael Kenney
Photo: Joel Avila/Hawkeye photography



GreenSource is the leading US journal covering architecture, design, and sustainability. This is an issue about model green city San Francisco. For this issue, only California-based artists and photographers were used for commissioned work. 
Bloomberg Businessweek gets to the point

Bloomberg Businessweek gets to the point

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Bloomber Business Week, November 5-11, 2012
Design Director: Richard Turley

Says Turley: "I'm so  grateful to the staff here at BW for their hard work, spirit and determination to make it in and put our magazine together, in spite of terrible conditions. I owe them a lot of thank-you drinks. Whenever we get power again. If we get power again . We will get power again - won't we? Won't we....?"
Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

Cover of the Day: Friday Edition

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Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper cover design from around the world.

Classic Rock, October 2012
Design Director: Brad Merrett
National Geographic: The magazine redesigned for your phone

National Geographic: The magazine redesigned for your phone

Last week National Geographic Magazine announced the launch of their new "mobile magazine" designed specifically for the iPhone. Joe Zeff Design worked along side NG Creative Director Bill Marr, Acting Director of Digital Publishing Lisa Lytton and Interactive Developer Jaime Hritsik to rethink one of the world's most admired magazines for the 4-inch screen.
"When you consider that there are two to three times as many iPhones as iPads in circulation, and that people spend much more time on their phones than their tablets, the idea of a mobile magazine becomes irresistible."  Said Zeff about the magazine which is featured in the app store as "new and noteworthy".
This is no "shrinky dink" version of the print or ipad app. Checkout some highlights and insight after the jump...
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