New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

Francoise Mouly, New Yorker art editor, talks about how the magazine creates its signature covers commenting on the political and cultural events of the day. Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See shows the sketches that didn’t make the cut and explains the stages in the evolution of a cover that has an edge but stands the test of time.

"Shelved,"  by Roz Chast. © 2010 Roz Chast & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive.
"Shelved," by Roz Chast. © 2010 Roz Chast & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive. ( Roz Chast )
"Second Avenue Line,"  by Roz Chast. © 2012 Roz Chast & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive.
"Second Avenue Line," by Roz Chast. © 2012 Roz Chast & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive.
"Bizarre Justice," sketch by Art Spiegelman. From <em>Blown Covers,</em> by Françoise Mouly.
"Bizarre Justice," sketch by Art Spiegelman. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
"Hasidic Kiss," by Art Spiegelman. © 1993 Art Spiegelman & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive.
"Hasidic Kiss," by Art Spiegelman. © 1993 Art Spiegelman & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive.
Sketch by Barry Blitt. From <em>Blown Covers,</em> by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Barry Blitt. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Art Spiegelman. From <em>Blown Covers,</em> by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Art Spiegelman. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
“Politics of Fear,” by Barry Blitt. © 2008 Barry Blitt & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive. And Sketches by Barry Blitt. From <em>Blown Covers,</em> by Françoise Mouly.
“Politics of Fear,” by Barry Blitt. © 2008 Barry Blitt & The New Yorker/Condé Nast Archive. And Sketches by Barry Blitt. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Barry Blitt. From <em>Blown Covers,</em> by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Barry Blitt. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
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