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Friday, April 27, 2012

Two New Yorker Covers, Rejected

New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant To See

Next week marks the publication of Françoise Mouly’s “Blown Covers,” a book whose subtitle says it all: “New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.” Mouly, who is the art editor at the magazine, describes how iconic New Yorker covers came to be, and also, how some covers never came to be. Here, she shares a selection of those new classics plus the cover ideas that were either too naughty, too crazy, or simply too ahead of their time. (Click on the images to expand.)

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“If the Internet had existed, I think my ‘sailors’ kiss’ cover [titled ‘Don’t Ask] would have become a scandal as big as my White House fist-bump cover,” says Barry Blitt. Fifteen years later, as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed and same-sex marriage was legalized in New York, Blitt showed two brides crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on their way to City Hall.

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