aviva michaelov art direction & design

Op-Ed at 40 Video Producer

To mark the 40th anniversary of The New York Times Op-Ed page, I produced a short film on the political illustrations that appeared there. Written and narrated by Steven Heller, the film begins in the age of Nixon caricatures and cold-war-era Russian bears, covers the response to 9-11 and the gulf wars, and ends in today's era of interactive displays and animated GIFs.

Sunday Review Covers Art direction and Design

Sunday Review Cover: Relax! You'll Be More Productive
Illustration by Golden Cosmos
Sunday Review Cover: My U.Va. Story
Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook
Sunday Review Cover: Learning To See Data
Illustration by Hvass and Hannibal. See accompanying animated art.
Sunday Review Cover: China's Economic Empire
Illustration by Victo Ngai
Sunday Review Cover: Living With Less. A Lot Less.
Illustration by Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch
Sunday Review Cover: How We Learned To Kill
Illustration by Brian Stauffer
Sunday Review Cover: The Joy of Quiet
Illustration by Vivienne Flesher
Sunday Review Cover: Where Did Global Warming Go?
Illustration by Mark Pernice
Sunday Review Cover: The Fall This Summer
Illustration by Geoff McFetridge
Sunday Review Cover: Two-State Illusion
Illustration by Josh Cochran
Sunday Review: Hiding From Scary Ideas
Illustration by Eleanor Taylor
Sunday Review Cover: Class Struggle in the Sky
Illustration by Javier Jaén
op-ed poetry 2011
Illustration by Eleanor Davis
An interactive online feature, offering a pilot's-eye view en route from London to Tokyo. A collaboration with Alexandra Zsigmond. Illustration by Carl Burton
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
op-ed poetry 2010
Illustration by Henrik Drescher

Selections of notable opinion art for: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

The Year in Pictures, 2014 Design

Sunday Review: Year in Pictures
Photograph by Daniel Berehulak
Sunday Review: Year in Pictures

Op-Art Art direction and design

My Childhood Pet
For the blog Menagerie, we asked 10 artists to recall a special creature from their early lives. With illustrations by Roman Muradov, Carson Ellis, Tim Lahan, Jing Wei, Jon McNaught and more.
Spring: Shirin Neshat
The Seasons: Spring. I commissioned a video from Shirin Neshat, who took inspiration from the Arab Spring. Watch the video.
Thanks, Maurice
A tribute to Maurice Sendak, with illustrations from Art Spiegelman, Tomi Ungerer, Gary Taxali and more.
Autumn: Anselm Kiefer
The Seasons: Autumn by Anselm Kiefer
Scenes From the Tsunami
Three Japanese artists respond to the devastation from the 2011 tsunami. See feature with works by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yuichi Yokoyama, and Tatsuro Kiuchi

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Aviva Michaelov grew up in Tel Aviv and graduated from Parsons School of Design. She is design director of The New Yorker magazine. Through 2016, she was the art director of the Opinion pages at the New York Times, leading the design of the Op-Ed page and Sunday Review section.

Her work at The New York Times has been recognized by the Society of Newspaper Design.

aviva [at] inforeignland.com