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About Benjamen

Benjamen Purvis is the Design Director of Runner's World magazine. | Email

As Seen on A Photo Editor

A Photo Editor leads this new entry about the relationship between type and images on magazine opening spreads with this layout from the November issue of Runner’s World. It’s nice to see this one get some attention, because I consciously … Continue reading

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Me, the Halloween Costume

My art director Taylor freaked me out by showing up outside my office door this morning dressed just like me. She nailed the wardrobe. And the scale of the head is dead-on.

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Purvis in Paris

We went to Paris this month for the first time ever, and fell for it hard just like everybody else does. Here are some of the things I Instagrammed: A statue across the street from the Eiffel Tower: Gargoyles of … Continue reading

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Big 3 Fan Club Membership Cards

That’s the front side to the card I designed for members of the official Big 3 Fan Club. The Big 3, of course, are the stars of the cult comedy classic Windy City Heat – – and the Big 3 … Continue reading


“How Did They Get the Mice to Wear Clothes?”

Back in January, editor Tish Hamilton told the Runner’s World art and photo department about the first-person story she’d be writing about those of us who will never become elite athletes — no matter how much we sacrifice, or how … Continue reading

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