Magazines are struggling — have you heard? But let’s look at the bright side: The New Yorker still exists! And that’s more than we can say about a few Condé Nast titles. So as one of the lucky few — classics, even — it’s up to the former kings of the old guard to embrace technology and save everything. That means you, New Yorker!
The Finger Painting blog, weekly sketches by artist Jorge Colombo using the Brushes application for the iPhone, is a nice start. When he painted the June 1, 2009 cover of the magazine, sales of the program soared. People are interested in innovation and Colombo is a novel force in art design. This week, he’s back again with the cover of The New Yorker, as created on a cellular phone, and it’s still original and still beautiful.
See how it’s done in the short clip below:
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