Arem Duplessis leaves New York Times Magazine for Apple

“Your Sunday is about to get a lot less visually stimulating: Arem Duplessis has decided to leave his post as design director of The New York Times Magazine [muffled sobbing],” Stephanie Murg reports for MediaBistro.

“Come February,” Murg reports, “he’ll begin his new position as a creative director at Apple, where he’ll lend his creative genius to the internal marketing team.”

Read more in the full article here.

“This rearranging of artistic deck chairs won’t bring us the next iPhone any faster,” Nate Ralph writes for VentureBeat, “but it will fuel the engine that controls Apple’s marketing message and creates the stellar and (occasionally not so stellar) ads that coerce us to buy shiny new hardware.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: A collection of New York Times Magazine covers for which Duplessis was responsible can be found here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. MDN’s link takes one to a page where it says this…
    “Coverjunkie is an addiction to magazine covers you wanna lick. A celebration of creative covers & their ace designers.”

    Designs and art is subjective to be sure. I took a look at the works on that web page and there is nothing I saw that “I wanted to lick.”

    Maybe better luck at Apple. Welcome aboard Arem.

  2. “This rearranging of artistic deck chairs won’t bring us the next iPhone any faster,” Nate Ralph writes for VentureBeat.”

    Nate, you missed the point.

    This artistic genius of our time will bring a cohesive and authoritative theme to Apple visuals (branding) missing since the messiah masterstroke passing …

    Exactly, what is sorely missing and needed to restore visual order and kick it up a notch to the next level.

    1. Exactly!
      Overheard at that last meeting with the President…
      Barack-“Come on Tim, just one black guy at Apple, just one at least. But don’t him be too black.”
      Tim- “That’s an area we have a lot of interest in…”

  3. I subscribe to the NYT and read it online, so I never look at the covers. Now that I have, I am not that impressed.

    Maybe he can use his artistic abilities to tone down iOS7.

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