Black and white covers of The New Yorker

Black and white covers of The New Yorker This week's cover of The New Yorker by illustrator Bruce Eric Kaplan reminded me of how much I love straight-up black and white magazine covers. And it got us wondering how many other covers of The New Yorker were run totally in black and white (and color). Kaplan himself has done four others in all black and white, and there are a bunch of others as well, running all the way back to 1925.

This story was co-produced by Linda Rubes.

November 7, 2005. Illustration by Saul Steinberg.

November 12, 2001. Illustration by Edward Koren.

72740christinamalman.jpgJuly 27, 1940. Illustration by Christina Malman.

71125bertrandzadig.jpgJuly 11, 1925. Illustration by Bertrand Zadig.

92401spiegelman.jpgSeptember 24, 2001. Illustration by Art Spiegelman. This is the famous post-9/11 New Yorker cover that was printed in two shades of black, with the Twin Towers appearing in a slightly darker shade.

There's a collection of 14 black and white covers of The New Yorker here.

View the complete cover archive of The New Yorker here.

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  • Alex Nabaum

    What an interesting group of covers, excellent! Glad some were included that weren't strictly B&W but close enough as monochromatic because that 1942 plate cover is a standout to me.

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