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.
A collection of posts from illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann's visual blog for The New York Times. Niemann turns mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night's sleep into flights of visual fancy.
Anne-Marie O'Connor recounts the events that shaped the creation of Gustav Klimt's most famous portrait, describing the story of the salon hostess who was his model and the painting's fate.
Da Vinci's Ghost recounts the intellectual journey behind the creation of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man and how the drawing represents the momentous period in Western history when the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance.
Offers illustrated postcards from the PostSecret website sent in by people who anonymously reveal secrets from their past which they have never told to anyone, presenting a full range of emotions.
Looks at the literary collections of thirteen top novelists—including Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Goldstein, Junot Diaz, Alison Bechdel, Edmund White, Claire Messud, and Lev Grossman—and showcases their libraries with full-color photos.
Thomas Thwaites, a graduate student at London's Royal College of Art, sets out to build a toaster from scratch — not just an object that toasts bread, but one that aesthetically and mechanically replicates the ubiquitous $6 drugstore toaster. After dissecting a live toaster to uncover its 400 separate parts, he embarks on a project that takes nine months, thousands of dollars, and nearly 2,000 miles of travel.
Just My Type documents the history of typefaces from the early days of Gutenberg to the modern applications of digital fonts, tracing the impact of font usage in business and pop culture while explaining what favorite fonts reveal about personality.
Features garments made by the designer throughout his career, accompanied by quotes from the designer, an essay about his fashion career, and an interview with his long-time design assistant.
Editor Kathy Ryan presents diverse photographs in four sections: reportage, portraiture, style and conceptual photography, including photo illustration, all accompanied by tear sheets. A behind-the-scenes look from photographers, writers and editors offers commentary and anecdotes on images that have captivated the public.
For Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz visited places with personal meaning. From Emily Dickinson's house in Amherst, Massachusetts to Georgia O'Keefe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico, Leibovitz photographed locations and artifacts, instead of her traditional celebrity subjects.