The stories behind The New Yorker’s iconic covers

New Yorker covers

In this visual retrospective, Francois Mouly, longstanding Art Editor of the New Yorker, considers how a simple drawing can cut through the torrent of images that we see every day and elegantly capture the feeling (and the sensibility) of a moment in time.

Although referring solely to the New Yorker, the video covers a much larger sweep in terms of how line and colour, stripped to essentials, can capture ideas and the spirit of events.


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