Even without animation, this cover illustration by Christoph Niemann (bringing to life Gertrude Stein’s “A rose is a rose is a rose.”) for the latest issue of The New Yorker would be pretty sweet—but then, add some movement, and…magic.
“When I arrived in New York for the first time, it was pouring. Maybe that’s why, to my mind, there’s no place on earth where being stuck in traffic on a rainy day is more beautiful.” Clearly, there’s no end to the ways in which New York City can work its magic. German illustrator Christoph Niemann manages to make being stuck in traffic in New York City in the rain look like an exquisitely melancholy experience–thanks to a brilliant interactive cover for this week’s New Yorker that may succeed in making City dwellers long for a rainy day.
Turkey, bacon, gruyere cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and dijon mayonnaise. Sounds like a New Yorker to me. The sandwich, that is, being offered by the London cafe chain, Benugo, which has just undergone a branding makeover that includes cute visuals, like this poster.
Barbara Kruger weighs in on consumer culture on a recent New York Times editorial page.