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New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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.
'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 Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.
Sketch by Barry Blitt. From Blown Covers, by Françoise Mouly.

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Comments [3]

Holly Hunter

Hi Tom -
There's no danger! Francoise Mouly has set up a blog with a weekly cover contest and looks at each submission. It's a perfect way for young artists to get discovered by her: htttp://www.blowncovers.com

May. 24 2012 11:51 AM
Stephen Landon from New Rochelle, NY

Thank you so much for broadcasting the BBC series "History of the World in 100 Objects". We have really enjoyed following Neil MacGregor's wonderful description of each object with the illustrations in the excellent book published by Viking. When in London recently, we went to see as many of the objects as possible during 2 visits to the British Museum. FYI - the Museum has a brochure showing the location of each object and the big signs on each display cabinet provide further details. We highly recommend viewing the actual objects. It is well worth doing!!

May. 22 2012 05:03 PM
tom from astoria

I heard that the New Yorker no longer looks at new artists; if so, isn't there a danger of missing out on young artists' perspectives? How can an artist get seen by Ms. Mouly?

May. 22 2012 01:41 PM

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