Good evening. The new issue of New York Magazine is now on the stands,
and right there on page 95 are the monsters.
I hope you'll like the illustration. Please take a look:
Now, I must say a few words about the cover:
There are three very nice details going on here that make me think that folks
in the New York Magazine art department have some serious game.
First off, notice that the downward swash of the N goes behind Rainn Wilson's hand.
That in itself is nice, and certainly well executed, but kind of a common effect
on magazine covers:
But now take a look at the end of the N's tail. See how it connects to the shadow cast by Rainn's glasses? And how the left lens becomes the terminal of the swash? Now that's subtlety! Genius!
Finally, check out how the curve of the Y's descender is covered by Rainn's shoulder, but gets picked up by the highlight. I suspect that this was a lucky accident. If it wasn't---if they actually manipulated the photo to make that happen---then we all must bow to the person responsible. Because that's just scary good!
If you live in the New York area, or near a well-stocked newsstand, I hope you'll pick up a copy! In the meantime, whether you live in New York or not,
you surely know that 344 LOVES YOU