Colorful underwater swimsuit image by Steven Lippman wins a Merit Award from the Society of Publication Designers

Congratulations to Steven Lippman and the team at Women’s Health, in particular photo director Sarah Rozen, for being honored with a Merit Award by the Society of Publication Designers. The winning photo, below, is from a feature Steven shot for the magazine on activewear bathing suits.    

Which magazines do designers love?

. Grids, the Society of Publication Designers blog, has just launched a recurring feature that invites designers to talk about a magazine that they love. And if the first entry—in which Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Richard Turley sings the praises of music mag ‘Sup—is any indication, the Favorite Magazines Project will be worth following. “From […]

Grids’ Cover of the Day: Kwaku Alston’s Michelle Obama portrait for Essence

. Grids, the blog of the Society of Publication Designers, featured Kwaku Alston‘s Essence cover portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama as yesterday’s Cover of the Day. Congratulations to Kwaku and Essence creative director Greg Monfries and photo editor Rebecca Karamehmedovic! Kwaku has posted additional portraits of the First Lady at his blog, along with […]

Water polo team bares all for Art Streiber and ESPN The Magazine

Who says you need a wardrobe person on every big shoot? For the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s second annual Body Issue, Art Streiber photographed the USA Women’s Water Polo team, and these gifted athletes were wearing not a stitch of clothing. (Hey, it’s the Body Issue, not the Caftan Issue.) . .. “Catriona Ni […]

Art Streiber on shooting Wired mag’s first motion cover for the iPad

Wired has just debuted its first iPad motion cover—which is also the first motion cover in magazine history—shot by our very own Art Streiber. Unlike the print edition of the September issue, whose image-free cover bears the provocative announcement “The Web Is Dead,” the app is themed “The Future of Television” and features an exclusive […]

Congratulations to our SPD awards finalists: Nadav Kander and Nino Muñoz

The Society of Publication Designers has announced the medal finalists for its 45th Annual Magazine Design Competition, and we’re beyond pleased to report that four of our photographers have made this prestigious list: Nadav Kander, for “Obama’s People,” shot for the January 18, 2009, issue of The New York Times Magazine: . . And Nino […]