Robert Newman fav #4
Coverjunkie asked great art director Robert Newman about his 5 most favorite covers he designed himself.
Robert's favorite #4: The Rocket, November 1984. Illustration by Carl Smool. "The Rocket was a music and culture newsprint magazine in Seattle. I was the editor, and our art director, Art Chantry, quit, so I had to design the covers for a few issues. Ronald Reagan was about to win a landslide election, and we wanted to make some kind of statement against him. The issue was subsequently banned at a local Christian university."
About Robert Newman:
Robert has been a design director at a wide range of consumer and trade publications on big names like: New York magazine, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Vibe, Real Simple, Fortune, The Village Voice & Guitar World.
He and his teams won numerous publication design awards and medals. In 2004, AdAge magazine named his Real Simple team the Creative Team of the Year. Right now he's a design and content consultant for numerous publications like JCK magazine, Newsweek, O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, TV Guide and many more.
Robert also was past president of the Society of Publication Designers, has been a frequent guest lecturer at the Poynter Institute and speaks regularly to groups and conferences about publication design and art direction.
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