Jorge Colombo Draws June 1 New Yorker Cover on iPhone
The June 1st cover of the New Yorker was drawn entirely on an iPhone by Jorge Colombo. It isn't bad, but is this just a gimmick? It's a pretty big deal to land the cover of the New Yorker- something illustrators dream of. In this case, is the medium the message, or should we only be looking at the final product? If you didn't know that this was drawn with an iPhone app, what would you think of it?
That's not to say this kind of thing isn't impressive—it really, really is—but I can't help imagining some dusty, 93-year-old editor at the top floor of the Conde Nast building seeing his first iPhone in the hands of an intern, losing his monocle over this amazing new tech-nol-o-gee, and impulsively ordering something, anything to do with this MAGICKAL DEE-VICE to be put on the cover, now.