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SPD "Get A Life" Happy Hour!

Join us for May's "Get A Life" Happy Hour!

Our monthly happy hour will be on Thursday, May 26th (the last Thursday of the month!) at The Folly (find us in the back) and will be hosted by Robert Vargas, Creative Director at Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Pursuits and Clinton Cargill, Director of Photography at Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Pursuits.

No cover charge = no excuse not to come

THE FOLLY

7PM-9PM

92 West Houston Street


See you there!


THURSDAY NIGHT! Illustrated Covers of Viva Lewes by Neil Gower

THURSDAY NIGHT! Illustrated Covers of Viva Lewes by Neil Gower

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!

Illustrator/graphic artist Neil Gower has been creating covers for monthly UK regional entertainment magazine Viva Lewes since 2007. Gower creates the complete cover, image, typography, and logo, using a different stylized treatment for each issue; he has illustrated over 40 to date. His influences are vintage illustrated covers from the early 1900s, painters like Matisse and Picasso, and whatever cultural iconography seems appropriate. The artwork is all produced old school-style, painted and drawn by hand, and then scanned for reproduction. The result has been a brilliantly memorable series of illustrated covers.

Gower will be speaking at the Type Directors Club in NYC on May 26 at 6.30 about his book and magazine cover illustrations, as well as his extensive work on illustrated maps. "Jackets, Genius and Putting the 'Art' Into Cartography" will be a memorable evening of visual inspiration.

We talked with Gower about the process behind his striking Viva Lewes covers, and he shared a gallery of some of his favorites.


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Cover of the Day: Popular Mechanics, June 2016

Cover of the Day: Popular Mechanics, June 2016

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

Popular Mechanics, June 2016
Design Director: Michael Wilson
Director of Photography: Allyson Torrisi
Photographer: Pari Dukovic

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Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com

Cover of the Day: Ed., Summer 2016

Cover of the Day: Ed., Summer 2016

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

Ed.,  Summer 2016
Creative Director: Patrick Mitchell
Photograph: Walter Smith


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Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com

Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, May 15, 2016

Cover of the Day: The New York Times Magazine, May 15, 2016

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

The New York Times Magazine May 15, 2016
Design Director: Gail Bichler
Director of Photography: Kathy Ryan

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Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com

FIT Class of 2016 Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration - Event at Society of Illustrators

FIT Class of 2016 Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration - Event at Society of Illustrators

The Society of Illustrators and Fashion Institute of Technology are inviting art directors, reps, editors, and other creatives to BOOKENDS: MFA VISUAL THESIS, Thursday, June 9 at 6.30pm at the Society of Illustrators. It's a panel discussion and presentation by the FIT Class of 2016 Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration (taught by SoI director Anelle Miller). This promises to be a great evening of illustration and inspiration. 

At the Society of Illustrators, 128 E. 63rd St. in NYC. 

RSVP to anelle@societyillustrators.org.
Cover of the Day: GQ Style, Summer 2016

Cover of the Day: GQ Style, Summer 2016

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

GQ Style Summer 2016
Design Director: Fred Woodward
Director of Photography: Krista Prestek
Deputy Art Director: John Muñoz
Photograph: Pari Dukovic
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Want to submit your cover to be considered for our Cover of the Day? Send us a jpeg of your cover with credit info to SPDsubmissions@gmail.com

SPD 51 Gala: Photos from the Big Night!
SPD 51 Gala: Photos from the Big Night!
Check out our SPD Facebook page for photos of all the winners and a few candid shots from the night.  Special thanks... ...More
Congratulations to the SPD 51 Gold & Silver Medal Winners!
Congratulations to the SPD 51 Gold & Silver Medal Winners!
The Society of Publication Designers is proud to announce the Gold and Silver Medal Winners of our 51st Annual Design... ...More
Congrats to the Members' Choice Finalists!
Congrats to the Members' Choice Finalists!
SPD Members have spoken and now here are the results. The Gold Medal Winner will be announced at the 51st... ...More
Cover of the Day: Village Voice, 13 April 2016
Cover of the Day: Village Voice, 13 April 2016
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.Village Voice, ... ...More
Cover of the Day: WIRED, May 2016
Cover of the Day: WIRED, May 2016
Welcome to SPD's Cover of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant magazine and newspaper covers from around the world.WIRED,  May, 2016Editor... ...More