SVA illustrators provide insight into post-pandemic NYC
Over the years, the cover of The New Yorker offered a glimpse into how many artists approached the current state of the city, nation, and world. Looking back on past covers can be an evocative process, and the way different artists approach the task is revealing in itself. (For those looking for an even more detailed look at this process, Jeet Heer’s excellent book Art lovers: the adventures of Françoise Mouly in comics with Art Spiegelman is highly recommended.)
Recently illustrator Tomer Hanuka taken to twitter with a unique twist to the magazine’s aesthetic. Hanuka asked her third year students at SVA to design covers for an issue of The New Yorker released after the pandemic. Some, like Zoe stengal, offered a particular vision of urban situations.
Jungwoo Lee’s take on the concept focused on a quiet moment of human contact.
And Chenmiao Shi created a drawing centered on olfactory delights.
the whole thread well worth a look – both for the skill of the work on display and for the sense of hope these works convey.
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