It is with tremendous regret that we at Joe Zeff Design mourn the passing of our beloved friend, Newsweek, which has died at the age of 79.
This studio created dozens of illustrations for Newsweek through the years, working with such talents as Lynn Staley, Amid Capeci, Jon Meacham, Karl Gude and countless others. During the mid-1990s, Joe Zeff Design and Newsweek were situated across Broadway from one another, so close that Joe and Covers Director Bruce Ramsay could practically communicate with one another by yelling out the window across Columbus Circle. After leaving TIME in 2000, Joe and Newsweek became fast friends, which yielded many memorable covers and collaborations.
With sadness, we share some of our favorite illustrations created by Joe Zeff Design for Newsweek. Perhaps we'll meet again someday on tablets, handhelds and monitors. But it will never be the same.