Happy Valentine's Day from The New Yorker

Happy Valentine's Day from The New Yorker

A beautifully-designed Valentine's Day cover used to be an annual event for many magazines. Today, with the exception of an occasional women's service mag, Valentine's Day has almost disappeared from the newsstands. Thank goodness for The New Yorker, which has done brilliantly illustrated Valentine's Day covers for over 70 years. This year, because of their publishing schedule, The New Yorker skipped Valentine's Day and did their annual Eustace Tilley readers' submssion cover. We missed their Valentine's cover, so we collected 19 of their greatest here to warm your hearts and the hearts of your loved ones.

Thanks to Linda Rubes for her help in compiling this collection.

(Above): February 18, 1974, illustration by Robert Weber.

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(Left to right): February 10, 1934, illustration by Harry Brown; February 10, 1973, illustration by Charles E. Martin; February 10, 2003, illustration by Carter Goodrich.

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(Left to right): February 11, 2002, illustration by Ian Falconer; February 12, 1990, illustration by Arnie Levin; February 12, 2007, illustration by David Heatley.

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(Left to right): February 12, 1979, illustration by Andre Francois; February 15, 1993, illustration by Art Spiegelman; February 12, 1949, illustration by Rea Irvin.

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(Left to right): February 13, 1960, illustration by Leonard Dove; February 14, 1977, illustration by William Steig; February 14, 1959, illustration by Charles E. Martin.

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(Left to right): February 14, 1970, illustration by Pierre Le-Tan; February 14, 2000, illustration by Mark Ulriksen; February 16, 1981, illustration by Charles Addams.

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(Left to right): February 17, 1992, illustration by James Stevenson; February 17, 1986, illustration by Eugene Mihaesco; February 18, 1991, illustration by Ronald Searle.

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  • Josh Klenert

    Fantastic collection!

  • Emily Smith

    Is it too corny to just outright LOVE these?! Amazing post, Bob & Linda!

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