Our Talented Art Director Has Some Talented Friends

June 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

I mentioned back in April how psyched we were to welcome Marc Kauffman to the magazine staff. Marc joined us after 20 years at Rodale Press, the last six as deputy art director of Runner’s World magazine. We love Marc’s newsstand-magazine experience, his talents, and his good-natured personality … and we also love his Rolodex.

Aaron_GoodmanOK, no one actually has Rolodexes anymore. But Marc has a brain that’s just crammed with the names of first-rate photographers, illustrators, and photo-illustrators with whom he’s worked over the years. And he turned to a few of them right away as he designed his first issue for us—our forthcoming July-August issue.

One of those contacts is Aaron Goodman, whom Marc hired to create several photo illustrations for our July-August cover story, on the history of the Nittany Lion mascot. Goodman’s portfolio includes some really cool composite photos, like the one  he did for a 2006 Sports Illustrated cover (shown here) called “A Team for All Time.” Below is the full-length version of the same photo-illustration, which we’re using here with his permission.


(You really should click on that photo to see it bigger. It’s great.)

To get a feel for what was involved in creating that dugout photo—let’s just say there were a lot of body doubles involved—you can read this short article at the Sports Illustrated site. This video from Goodman’s own website, showing how he created a particular ad for Nike, is pretty cool too.

What Goodman did for us for our Lion mascot photo essay and cover wasn’t quite this elaborate. But we like it a lot, and we hope you will too. Maybe we’ll show you a sneak preview next week.

Tina Hay, editor

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alan  |  June 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Nice post, nice pix. I vote for the sneak preview. And by the way, I still have a Rolodex!

  • 2. Tom Barrett  |  June 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Important issues are going on with our University and you focus on “soft stuff”…Our integrity, values, focus on education and graduation rate of student athletes has been maligned by people in high places, has not been challenged by people in our University “Leadership”.

    Our PSU leadership does not believe in the integrity of our students or our alumni. They also do not share our resolve to get “the truth”, they simply want to “move on”. Well, one by one this weak group will be voted out .

    “We Are” means something to us and we are not going away!!!

  • […] attention. As Tina explained last week, our new art director, Marc Kauffman, enlisted the help of photo illustrator Aaron Goodman to create some cool designs featuring the Nittany Lion mascot for our cover story. Marc did some […]

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