After a Serious Brain Injury, Former Voice Design Director Bob Newman Is On the Mend, and You Can Help
Any longtime Voice reader, serious design nerd, or anyone who's ever admired a magazine cover will likely recognize Robert Newman's name. As the design director for this paper from 1991 to 1994, he designed some of the Voice's most iconic covers, including the one at right (you can see some more of them here).
Newman went on to design for a stable of huge magazines, including New York, Details, Entertainment Weekly, and Fortune; most recently, he served as the creative director at Reader's Digest. His Newmanology Tumblr and Facebook showcase the best design work from magazines all over the country. When art directors get featured there, they tend to break out the celebratory tequila. He's a legend, and a well-known mentor for younger editorial designers.
In March, while Newman and his nine-year-old daughter, Ivy, were in Florida visiting his mother, he suffered a serious accident. While they were at the pool, he had a seizure and collapsed, sustaining serious head trauma. While in the ICU, his brain started to hemorrhage. He fell into a coma for 18 days, and had to be placed on a respirator.More »