I first connected with Joe Newton when he was art director of the legendary Seattle altweekly The Stranger. Since then he’s furthered his career with stints at Rolling Stone and Veer, as well as sharpening his skills as a type designer, poster artist, and a partner in design with Gail Anderson. Oh, and he’s also a top-notch illustrator, contributing a weekly spot illustration to the notorious Savage Love advice column authored by Dan Savage, as well as numerous other appearances. I haven’t worked with Joe nearly as much as I would like to, but we’ve hung out a lot, talking about graphic design, music, type, magazines, and much more, and I’ve been the recipient of a stack of brilliant mix CDs that he’s created over the years. I’m very happy and thrilled that Joe has donated a print of this Sweet! illustration (it looks like one of his Savage Love pieces) to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was created to raise funds to help defray the cost of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. I love everything Joe does, whether it’s graphic design or illustration, and this is a nice fusion of the two. You can bid on the Sweet! illustration print here. There are also over 140 other brilliant photographs and illustrations, kindly donated by a stellar group of artists. The auction runs until June 11, and everyone can join in the bidding! Thanks Joe for donating the Sweet! print, and thanks to all the artists and photographers who have contributed to the online benefit auction.

I first connected with Joe Newton when he was art director of the legendary Seattle altweekly The Stranger. Since then he’s furthered his career with stints at Rolling Stone and Veer, as well as sharpening his skills as a type designer, poster artist, and a partner in design with Gail Anderson. Oh, and he’s also a top-notch illustrator, contributing a weekly spot illustration to the notorious Savage Love advice column authored by Dan Savage, as well as numerous other appearances. I haven’t worked with Joe nearly as much as I would like to, but we’ve hung out a lot, talking about graphic design, music, type, magazines, and much more, and I’ve been the recipient of a stack of brilliant mix CDs that he’s created over the years.

I’m very happy and thrilled that Joe has donated a print of this Sweet! illustration (it looks like one of his Savage Love pieces) to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was created to raise funds to help defray the cost of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. I love everything Joe does, whether it’s graphic design or illustration, and this is a nice fusion of the two. You can bid on the Sweet! illustration print here. There are also over 140 other brilliant photographs and illustrations, kindly donated by a stellar group of artists. The auction runs until June 11, and everyone can join in the bidding!

Thanks Joe for donating the Sweet! print, and thanks to all the artists and photographers who have contributed to the online benefit auction.

Here’s half of my collection of My Favo(u)rite Magazine Covers of 2013. It’s a very unscientific and idiosyncratic list (also late!). You can see the full set (with credits) at the Newmanology website.

The Stranger, January 2, 2013Photograph: Kelly OArt director: Aaron Huffman

The Stranger, January 2, 2013
Photograph: Kelly O
Art director: Aaron Huffman

Today we’ll be posting magazine covers from last year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The Stranger, September 7, 2011. Construction made from McDonald’s french fries and Heinz ketchup, by Jack Daws, photograph: Richard Nichol, art director: Aaron Huffman.

Today we’ll be posting magazine covers from last year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The Stranger, September 7, 2011. Construction made from McDonald’s french fries and Heinz ketchup, by Jack Daws, photograph: Richard Nichol, art director: Aaron Huffman.

The Stranger, June 1997. “Our Sweet As Sugar Queer Issue.” Art director: Dale Yarger; illustrator Skylar Fein. 
Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger has been a strong and consistent voice for gay and lesbian rights. Their annual Queer Issue is filled with great articles, artwork, and random fun. Editor Dan Savage is the author of the popular Savage Love sex advice column, and wrote a book, The Kid, about adopting a child with his boyfriend. The Stranger cover archive, from 1999-2010, is here: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/IssueArchives?year=1999.

The Stranger, June 1997. “Our Sweet As Sugar Queer Issue.” Art director: Dale Yarger; illustrator Skylar Fein.

Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger has been a strong and consistent voice for gay and lesbian rights. Their annual Queer Issue is filled with great articles, artwork, and random fun. Editor Dan Savage is the author of the popular Savage Love sex advice column, and wrote a book, The Kid, about adopting a child with his boyfriend. The Stranger cover archive, from 1999-2010, is here: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/IssueArchives?year=1999.

Ward Sutton Illustration

The Stranger, February 14, 1994. Illustration: Ward Sutton, art director: Jason Lutes

Ward Sutton is one of Newmanology’s favorite illustrator/cartoonist/poster designers. We love his stuff, and today we’ll be highlighting a wide variety of Ward’s posters, publication covers, comics, illustrations, and more. Check out Ward’s website for a full array of illustrative treats.

The cover of The Stranger from 1996 that inspired this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover. Design and art direction: Dale Yarger.

The cover of The Stranger from 1996 that inspired this week’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover. Design and art direction: Dale Yarger.

The StrangerCover illustration: Marion Peck, art director: Joe Newton
Source: Joe Newton 

The Stranger
Cover illustration: Marion Peck, art director: Joe Newton

Source: Joe Newton 

The Stranger, July 26-August 1, 1995 Illustration: Edwin Fotheringham, art director: Dale Yarger
Source: Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design

The Stranger, July 26-August 1, 1995
Illustration: Edwin Fotheringham, art director: Dale Yarger

Source: Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design

The Stranger, November 15-21, 1995 Illustration: Ellen Forney, art director: Dale Yarger

The Stranger, November 15-21, 1995
Illustration: Ellen Forney, art director: Dale Yarger