Join 3,433 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Blown Covers
April 26, 2012 10:57 PM   Subscribe

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant To See
posted by TangerineGurl (24 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Honest and true art is timeless.
posted by sendai sleep master at 11:05 PM on April 26, 2012


Nice collection. Thanks for the post.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:18 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


previously: R. Crumb pulls out.
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:23 PM on April 26, 2012


I like the Santorum and Romney one.
posted by delmoi at 3:36 AM on April 27, 2012


Here are some more...
posted by Renoroc at 5:23 AM on April 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow, the Lewinsky, Hillary and "Bizarre Justice" ones are awesome. I can understand the squeamishness that lead to the first two being rejected, but I'm surprised on the third. I agree with Spiegelman, that would have been a really powerful one.

I suspect that if it were submitted today, they'd probably run it.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:07 AM on April 27, 2012


I would pay good money to have a print of this cover.
posted by griphus at 6:32 AM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would have sworn that the two sailors kissing WAS a cover. . .
posted by Danf at 7:23 AM on April 27, 2012


I would pay good money to have a print of this cover.

Why? It is pretty high res, ctrl-c and print it on some decent stock, done. Matte and frame optional.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:27 AM on April 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Funny enough, I don't think I know anyone who owns a color printer anymore.
posted by griphus at 7:28 AM on April 27, 2012


I would pay good money to have a print of this cover.

I'm looking at a framed copy of the two sailors kissing, still hanging on my wall all these years later, even as I type this comment. I still remember the little thrill that ran through me when I saw that issue in my mailbox in 1996, and knew instantly I'd be picking up a frame for it. It was the first time I've ever seen the mainstream culture depict my kind as normal. By linking it to the iconic WWII photo so clearly, it even implied a chance that queers might be heroes too, for which I will always be thankful.

The original.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 7:43 AM on April 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I swear I can't ever make a comment without typos. /sigh. At any rate, Danf, I can attest your memory is fine. It was the June 17, 1996 issue.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 7:47 AM on April 27, 2012


Yep, that was exactly the reaction I had to that cover.

That, and this one (from Time). Believe it or not, it was a really huge, huge deal when she made the leap.
posted by blucevalo at 8:01 AM on April 27, 2012


Love the "Bizarre Justice" and "Soldiers kissing in Afghanistan" ones. Fantastic imagery.
posted by zarq at 8:23 AM on April 27, 2012


I would pay good money to have a print of this cover.

A high-quality giclee print is available at the New Yorker Store.
posted by yoink at 9:49 AM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't think I've ever seen a New Yorker cover that I was meant to see.
posted by koeselitz at 11:46 AM on April 27, 2012


I would have sworn that the two sailors kissing WAS a cover. . .

Whew, me too. Glad someone found it. I do remember it, but I am actually surprised it was that long ago!
posted by Miko at 12:00 PM on April 27, 2012


I don't think I've ever seen a New Yorker cover that I was meant to see.

koeselitz, I've always been partial to this one.

Especially after living in CT, and dating someone who worked in The City.


As for the two sailors kissing... perhaps some of you are misremembering the (lesbian but similar) opening shot from "The Watchmen" movie?
posted by IAmBroom at 12:21 PM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


perhaps some of you are misremembering

Nobody's misremembering - los pantolones found it and it did run as the cover.

I think the reason it seemed more recent to me is that I read about it in the June 2010 issue in the link.
posted by Miko at 12:27 PM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Eric Drooker's May Day poster on BoingBoing has that NY-cover vibe..
posted by ovvl at 3:06 PM on April 27, 2012


I think Art Speigelman and Frances Moulie are pretty much the coolest couple on earth.
posted by bquarters at 8:54 PM on April 27, 2012


It's a diaeresis, not an umlaut!
Wow.
I've been wondering about those dots for years.
posted by TEA at 5:25 AM on April 28, 2012


Not that I managed to spell either of their names right. Sorry. Art Spiegelman/Françoise Mouly.
posted by bquarters at 7:10 AM on April 28, 2012


There is an entire blog of blown covers!
posted by mendel at 10:27 AM on April 28, 2012


« Older Gawker: We want to elevate the discourse about fro...  |  143 hours and four ink pens.... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments