New EW Cover: The ladies of Litchfield are back — and they’re ready for you to binge! After the first season of Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black premiered last July and became the network’s most-viewed original series debut, audiences clamored for more from the fascinating women of different shapes, sizes, races, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities who shared just one thing: They’re all behind bars.
We need some photo ID help! This is one of many images our friend Glenn Glasser shot at a past SPD Gala. Do you know who this is?
The new issue of Adweek magazine features the remarkable spread pictured below: 101 magazines with musicians on the cover. Compiled by Robert Newman and Adweek creative director Nick Mrozowski and executive editor Tony Case, it highlights 80 years of musical covers, from Eddie Cantor in 1937 to Kanye West and Questlove in 2014. In addition to many of our favorite popular magazines (Rolling Stone, Vibe, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired), the collection also has classic covers fromSpin, Blaze, Crawdaddy, Punk, The Source, Sassy, and more.
This week in EW: That cover kinda says it all, doesn’t it?
In 1997, SPD debuted the Magazine of the Year award, a best-of honor voted on by everyone who was a judge at the annual design competition. It is a recognition of the best magazine of the year, the one with the supreme all-around design, imagery, graphics, illustration, and general visual magic. The first winner was 2wice,art directed by Abbott Miller. In the years since, the list of winning magazines and art directors reads like a who’s who of publication design: The New York Times Magazine, Details, GQ, Martha Stewart Kids, New York, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and art directors Arem Duplessis,Janet Froelich, Fred Woodward, Patrick Mitchell, Debra Bishop, Luke Hayman, Rockwell Harwood, John Korpics, Richard Turley, and Scott Dadich. The Magazine of the Year is the ultimate SPD award, an acknowledgement by the visual community of the very best in publication design.
To celebrate the Magazine of the Year, Huffington magazine’s Troy Dunham has created this sparkling graphic (note that there are actually 20 Magazine of the Year winners, because three awards each were given in 2006 and 2007 in three circulation categories).
Save the Date! May 2nd!
Here’s the second of our series of infographics celebrating the history and winners of the SPD Magazine of the Year award.
(via The best book covers, movie posters, and magazine covers of 2013)
Anne Lamott advocates “shitty first drafts,” Nike tells us to “Just Do It,” and I recommend McDonald’s just to get people so grossed out they come up with a better idea. It’s all the same thing. Lamott, Nike, and McDonald’s Theory are all saying that the first step isn’t as hard as we make it out to be. Once I got an email from Steve Jobs, and it was just one word: “Go!” Exactly. Dive in. Do. Stop over-thinking it. — — This. (via a very brilliant-sounding McDonald’s Theory)
"Thanks to everyone at Businessweek, but especially Richard Turley, Businessweek’s creative director, and David Parkins, who created the illustration. This cover is why we’ll never quit magazines." (via Businessweek Does it Again)
Can’t say it better if we try…
As you may have noticed, Newmanology hasn’t been tumbling much of late. Robert Newman, our friend and colleague, and this blog’s creator, has been hospitalized since March 19th. After several days in critical condition and two weeks in a coma, he is now recovering…You can find out more—and help him out!—at www.DonationTo.com/FriendsofBobNewman. You can also keep up at the “Friends of Bob Newman” page on Facebook. (www.facebook.com/FriendsOfRobertNewman) Thanks!
Good people, there’s power in numbers: WE CAN DO THIS!
"But we have chosen to recognise an in-house design team which has had an enormous impact on its industry. Under creative director Richard Turley, (not forgetting editor Josh Tyrangiel) Bloomberg Businessweek has trounced its rivals with a verve and energy that recalls the heyday of the printed magazine."
Creative Review chooses their “Design Studio of the Year”
Friends of Bob Newman: some @Newmanology news about our friend and mentor -
Our goal is to raise at least $50,000.
This number may seem huge, but the costs already incurred are staggering, and there is much more to come. It also may seem unattainable, but here’s one way to think about this:
If 500 of Bob’s friends and colleagues (every member of the FoBN group plus about 100 more) contributed an average of $100—what some might spend on an evening out—we would immediately reach that goal.
Bob has been so generous, given us all so much over the years, whether it’s been jobs, introductions, advice, laughs, musical tips, links, or just his ready smile and his quiet, steady friendship. This is a moment for us all to give back to him.
For the past few weeks, our friend and colleague Bob Newman has been hospitalized. He spent several days in critical condition and two weeks in a coma, but is now recovering and working hard to get back to health. We’ve started this page to do all we can to support his recovery. Here’s Christine Curry’s account of what has happened so far: “On Tuesday, March 19th, Bob was in Ft. Myers, Florida visiting his mother with our 9 year old daughter, Ivy. He was at the pool with her, and went to retrieve her goggles. He had a seizure, collapsed by the pool, and suffered severe head trauma. An ambulance was called immediately. He managed to call me from the ambulance to say he was going with Ivy to the hospital because he bumped his head, and that he would call when he got home to let us know he was okay. He was admitted to Lee Memorial hospital’s ICU unit. A bit later, I received a call from his mother from the hospital for insurance information and she told me the situation was worse—his brain was hemorrhaging, and he fell into a coma. Bob was in critical condition for several days, and had to be put on a respirator. His condition finally stabilized, and there started to be small signs of movement and response. In the meantime, much time and energy was spent trying to seek out potential facilities in or near New York City that would take a coma victim who was relying on a respirator. With the guidance and support of many parents at the Nightingale Bamford School, where Lillian and Ivy are students, and after major wrangling with insurance companies, we were able to secure a bed at Weill Cornell Presbytarian Hospital in their Neuro ICU. Bob was transported from Ft. Myers Hospital the morning of April 12th and flown to NYC in an air ambulance. He arrived around 4pm, a bit worse for the wear (the weather was awful, and the flight rough) but lucid and able to respond with his eyes and move his arms slightly. He was finally taken off the respirator, which enabled us to move him to an acute neuro-rehab facility at NYU. Bob is working hard to bring himself back to his strong self and will have to work on this for several months. His speech is improving and he is receiving a lot of physical therapy. In the meantime, in the course of our everyday lives, he is very missed by all of us. Our family appreciates the outpouring of your sentiments and encouraging words. It has been a great comfort to know that so many people love him.”
I wish I hadn’t bought Newsweek. It was a mistake —
Barry Diller, April 29, 2013
Meanwhile, The Archivist surges on. Thanks Tumblr peep.(via nwkarchivist)