Monday, April 13, 2015

Income Tax Calculator: Bob Knox Original New Yorker Cover Art

Artist Bob Knox's 1989 New Yorker cover mixes the old and the new. An ancient abacus is enlisted to perform the calculations needed to complete the modern income tax return. Today, it is the paper form 1040EZ that is beginning to look ancient as most taxpayers file electronically. The paper of the old tax form has faded on the original artwork, while the painted abacus remains vibrant.

Bob Knox, Original cover art,  The New Yorker, April 17, 1989

Bob Knox's signature

The back of the artwork

Purple lettering was planned for the cover, but they went with more of a red.

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Bob Knox, Original cover art,  The New Yorker, April 17, 1989

Bob Knox, The New Yorker, April 17, 1989

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I don't know why you'd want to read more blog posts about taxes, but if that's what you're here for I'm your guy. Still, maybe you'd be better off sampling some further examples of original New Yorker cover art. Then get to your taxes.


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