27 April 2009

1965 Saul Steinberg New Yorker Cover

I love this collage! From the Ink bottle created from two labels and the LP that's not round and the wonderful "same scene within the scene" feel (Like having 2 opposite mirrors in a room) of the drawing on the upper left of the table. Also the playful cubist sense of the newspaper photo border overlapping the "HMS Beagle" journal. (look at it really close by clicking on it!)


  1. This was back when the New Yorker's content meant something. I like the way it mixes up time; the style and references are historical yet that wonderful picture of Sophia Loren (?) places squarely in the now of the issue. I have a picture of my mother that is eerily similar to Loren's picture, less because they look alike and more because of how the fashion defines the moment.

  2. Well, we can't get around the browned paper word-balloon with nary a recognizable word in it.
    Now that speaks volumes. (or not)