Blown Covers

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

by Francoise Mouly

Blown Covers

Hardcover, 128 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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In Blown Covers, Françoise Mouly — The New Yorker's art editor since 1993 — explains how she selects each issue's topical, iconic cover image and gives readers a glimpse at some of the juicier images that didn't make the cut.

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