The New Yorker Commissions 9 Illustrated Covers

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Nelson.inddCover by Kadir Nelson

The New Yorker has a long history of embracing illustration inside and out, which is something we’ve highlighted before here at Illustration Age. In fact, their illustrated covers are downright legendary both for those who follow the world of illustration and those who could care less.

This month they’re taking things a step further – or 8 steps further, rather – by printing a total of 9 different illustrated covers to commemorate The New Yorker’s 90th anniversary.

To celebrate the fact that we’re entering our tenth decade, we turned, as we do every week, to our artists for ideas, and this time we decided to publish more than one. We picked nine covers for our ninety years, selecting images that reflect the talent and diversity of our contributors and the range of artistic media they use. – Françoise Mouly

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Goodrich.inddCarter Goodrich

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Banyai.inddIstvan Banyai

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Chast.inddRoz Chast

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Blitt.inddBarry Blitt

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Kunz.inddAnita Kunz

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Mattotti.inddLorenzo Mattotti

CV1_TNY_02_23_15Mendelsund.inddPeter Mendelsund

Web-1200x163811Christoph Niemann

Find out more about this ambitious project here.

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6 Comments on “The New Yorker Commissions 9 Illustrated Covers”

  1. February 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    Reblogged this on Гала Листопадова.

  2. February 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on rodelitovelasco and commented:
    Ang pogi ko dito. :)

  3. February 24, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Great blog I really want to read the books you suggestEd :)

  4. March 6, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Reblogged this on Mags Loves Jimi and commented:
    I wish I could demonstrate visuals clearly and confidently with Illustrations but that is not my forte. I respect Graphic Designers – their love of the visually unknown. There is this fanciful spirit brought to life by Graphic Designers & Illustrators through Marketing and Campaigns that is insurmountable. You can go anywher with art. And also because sometimes a picture is most certainly worth a thousand words.

  5. March 24, 2015 at 5:23 am #

    Such an inspiring article, and the illustrations, especially the Mattotti’s… Real nice!

  6. April 18, 2015 at 5:53 am #

    Your ideas are original and simply fascinating, Love your style. Keep up the good work!

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