Happy birthday, Robert Lockwood!


Please take a moment to join us in celebrating Robert’s birthday, April 3.

Robert was the Society’s first president from 1979-1980. At the time he was Art Director, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. “Without him (and Ed Miller) there may not have been an SND,” said Phil Ritzenberg (the only founder who’s ever been SND’s president twice — from 1980-81, and 1981-82).

Phil described those early days and Robert’s role among the Society’s founders in this memorable 2014 speech he delivered at the closing of SND Louisville.

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Robert Lockwood lives and works in Maine. He studied painting and design at the Philadelphia College of Art, and painting, drawing, and classical guitar in Madrid, Spain. He received a BFA and MFA at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He taught drawing and design at the Philadelphia College of Art and has shown his paintings and drawings at the former Marian Locks Gallery in Philadelphia and the O.K. Harris Hundred Acres Gallery in New York City. His artwork is in several museum and private collections.

Additionally, Lockwood has redesigned hundreds of newspapers. He started the first international information graphics news service, “News Graphics.” He created the information graphics news service for the Associated Press and for 18 years worked as a consultant for AP’s executive editor and president. He led a series of seminars for the Centre de Perfectionnement des Journalistes et des Cadres de la Presse in Paris, France. With wife Nancy he operated a news design and editorial consultancy with clients in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia. He is the author of the books, News by Design, whumsical, and George Anthiel gives a concert…

His website is robert-lockwood.com

About Steve Dorsey

@Gannett VP innovation. Boards: @INMAorg, @SND. He was the 2011 president of the Society; 2015 Lifetime Award recipient. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. SU grad.