Via MagCulture: Bob Newman is one of the key figures of contemporary US editorial design. Not only a prolific creative director – Details, Fortune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly and New York are just a few of the magazines on his resumé – his generosity of spirit has been a huge influence on the industry, latterly via blogging and tweeting as Newmanology. Earlier this year he suffered a serious accident that left him unable to work, since when he has been going through the slow process of rehabilitation. Here he looks ahead at his week and shares his thoughts as his Newmanology presence re-emerges online.
When we first saw Robert Newman’s boards, his colorful pins drew us in immediately and we knew an interview with the creative director of Reader’s Digest just couldn’t be passed up.
As we spent more time exploring his interests and getting a visual education on magazine covers, graphic…
My old pal Norman B interviewed me last week for Tampa radio station WMNF. We talked about art direction, graphic design, magazines, illustration, apps, and more for about 25 minutes. The highlight was when Norman’s 10-year-old son James appeared and steered us into a discussion about manga and anime. There’s lots of fun if you like to hear two grizzled veterans talk about art and commerce. The interview starts at the 6.40 point in the audio clip, but be sure to listen all the way through to hear some wonderful music, too.