Cover Boy: RFT Art Director Tom Carlson Showcased by Society of Publication Designers

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Today graphic designer Robert Newman showcases covers by Riverfront Times art director Tom Carlson at the website of the Society of Publication Designers.

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Read what Newman has to say here.

Click here to see the gallery of Carlson's RFT covers pictured above, which Newman has assembled.


Newman knows what he's talking about; his design career includes stints at Fortune magazine, Real Simple. Entertainment Weekly, New York, Details, Vibe, Inside, Guitar World and RFT parent company flagship the Village Voice. If that ain't enough, Newman co-founded the seminal music zine The Rocket way back when.

Much-deserved kudos, too, to longtime RFT photographer Jennifer Silverberg, whose images are integral to a majority of the paper's covers. Carlson, Silverberg and other RFT artist contributors have snagged many an award, including several from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

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