Artist and designer Francoise Mouly (wife of cartoonist Art Spiegelman, with whom she has published groundbreaking comics for adults and children) has been the art editor of the New Yorker magazine since 1993. In Blown Covers, Mouly discusses how the magazine creates and chooses its signature covers, and reveals the shocking and hilarious sketches that didn’t make the cut. Francoise will talk about the images with her daughter, children's book author Nadja Spiegelman, who has been instrumental in creating the Blown Covers Tumblr blog, where the weekly Blown Covers contest receives hundreds of amateur submissions a week; Mouly and Spiegelman will discuss the process of choosing contest winners and the essential stages in the evolution of a New Yorker cover and answer questions about the submissions process, while showing slides of covers from the book and the blog. They will also be joined by frequent New Yorker cover artist Jorge Colombo, author of New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo. Jorge, who teaches classes classes at MoMA about creating iPhone finger drawings, will talk with Francoise and Nadja about the democratization of art and the bridge between the open-to-amateurs Tumblr contest and the prestige of a published New Yorker cover.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)