Sunday, April 5, 2015

The New Yorker's First Easter Cover

The year is 1925. The artist is Rea Irvin. For the New Yorker's eighth issue, Irvin has created the magazine's first Easter cover.  As he did in the magazine's third issue, he has hand-drawn that very distinctive magazine logo which he himself designed, although this time around the date and price are typeset. The three-color printing limits his palette to reds, greens, and purple, but he handles this so deftly one hardly feels the need for a four-color process. Don't feel sorry for the angel. Even in her heavenly abode she still gets to delight in a fashionable Easter bonnet. And so do we.

Rea Irvin, The New Yorker, April 11, 1925

Note:  You can still enjoy all the old Easter blog posts here.

There's lots more on Rea Irvin too.


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