Monday, May 25, 2009

iPhone New Yorker Cover Art

Wow! Mr. Jorge Colombo drew the above June 1st cover scene, of a late-night gathering around a 42nd Street hot dog stand, entirely with the iPhone application Brushes. Because of the smears and washes of color required by the inexact medium, it comes off as dreamy, not sharp and technological.

“The best feature of it is that it doesn’t feel like something that was done digitally; quite the opposite,” said Françoise Mouly, the art editor for The New Yorker. “All too often the technology is directed in only one direction, which is to make things more tight, and this, what he did very well, is use this technology for something that is free flowing, and I think that’s what makes it so poetic and magical.”

Read the rest over at the New York Times and make sure to check out more of Jorge Colombo's iSketches as well as iPhone artist Xoan Baltar I found over via flickr, they're really pretty amazing.

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