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Mitch was an art director for American Express, IBM, Money, The New York Times, People, BusinessWeek, Scholastic, and Sports Illustrated. He moved to San Francisco in 1991 to work as art director of PC World. In 1993 Mitch returned to New York City and established Shostak Studios, where he created the visual direction of countless magazines.
Mitch served on the Board of Directors of SPD and was a great advisor and friend to many in our community. We'll have a full appreciation here in the near future.
For decades The Times refused to hire an editorial cartoonist or have art on the editorial page. But when the Op-Ed page was introduced in 1970, Mr. Suares -- with the blessings of the page's editor, Harrison Salisbury, and The Times's design director, Louis Silverstein -- adopted a daring idea: Rather than restrict artists to illustrating only specific passages of text, give them license to interpret an entire article.The approach helped guide the paper into a new visual era and influenced other newspapers and magazines."It was time for a big change," he said in a video history commemorating the Op-Ed page's 40th anniversary. "I wanted the art to be well drawn, and I wanted to create some kind of emotional reaction."
"As part of a digital restructuring initiative, the company will cease standalone publication of The Daily iPad app on December 15, 2012, though the brand will live on in other channels. Technology and other assets from The Daily, including some staff, will be folded into The Post."
Nick Dewar--what a lovely man and dedicated friend. I can't believe he is gone in body but never, ever, ever in spirit. They surely threw away the mold when they made Nick. Those of us who were lucky to know him will have a void in our lives forever. Nick is survived by his wife, Sri.A small family service will be held in Newport Beach later this week. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. Contributions can be made in Nick's name to radio station WFMU New Jersey.
2009. In that four-year run they established a look that was both playful and elegant, funky and chic, with tightly-refined typography and state-of-the-art illustration and photography. Design director Kirby Rodriguez and his art and photo crew were high-level smart in their approach to magazine-making.
In what was an unprecedented week of devastating losses to our culture, including the deaths of Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and the great visionary choreographer Pina Bausch, it was also the week that Vibe magazine folded. The close of Vibe is obviously an event of great personal impact for me, as its first Photography Director, and I've received enough notices from well-wishers to understand that the magazine meant a lot of things to a diverse community of readers.
After many months of negotiation, and many months of fine tuning the details, the undercover magazine industry investigation group known as GKI, or GK Investigation, is finally able to release numerous clips to the Society of Publication Design, SPD, for use on their blog.
Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff, saying the decision had been made "because of financial reasons at Advance," CondÃ© Nast's parent company. "It's not anything that the company wanted to do." She said she was informed by CondÃ© Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. this morning of the decision.The judges at SPD certainly liked what they saw from this short-lived book, as well as the ASME judges who awarded its "Briefs" section with a National Magazine Award in 2008. Check out some of the awards for Portfolio from last year here, and some of their Medal Finalists for this year here.
Makes our Q&A about the SPD PUB 44 Medal-finalist redesign last fall with Blender CD Dirk Barnett all the more bittersweet.
As you might have heard, Arena has suspended publication after 22 years.
The final edition goes on sale next week, featuring an interview with The House Bunny's comic bombshell Anna Faris, an exclusive face-to-face encounter with Mike Tyson, a portfolio of the most stunning indie music girls and a report on the rise of the 'new amateur entrepreneurs'.
There's a celebration of '80s cars, profiles of Watchmen star Matthew Goode and maverick surfing legend Greg Long, and the return of Flight Of The Conchords - plus Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher selects his 'First and Last'. There's also the usual pages of fashion and grooming, opinion, music and film reviews.
The April 2009 issue of Arena is on sale on 12 March.
"I want to go back to what DR was," he says of future plans. "Working hands-on and not through account managers. I've never liked that agency model - it's not where creativity lies. DR accidentally ended up there in order to service bigger clients. I'm not being ungrateful to the people who ran the business side at DR - it wasn't their fault. I'm glad we did it - it took getting there to make me realise that it wasn't where I wanted to be."
And then, to make this gray Friday a little bleaker, word that also recently-revamped 02138 is shuttering as well. Daily Intel has the full report.
To-do for the weekend: buy some friends some drinks...
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