Chris Ware’s cover for The New Yorker of the 2nd Nov 2009 is nominated for the Brit Insurance Graphics Award 2010. Over the years Chris Ware has produced a number of celebrated covers for the New Yorker. The latest, a Halloween edition for the 2 November 2009 issue, features a group of distracted parents whose faces, illuminated by the glow from their iPhones, match the ghostly masks worn by their children. The cover, while its own single image, is actually the first panel of a four-page fiction selection in the same magazine, concerning a woman who visits her widowed mother after an angry dispute with her husband, only to learn that her father once committed adultery.
Let’s remember some other covers of the prestigious magazine since its first day of publication 21st of February, 1925. Find all previous covers here