Chris Ware’s Halloween Cover for The New Yorker

Since Halloween is this Saturday, Chris Ware created a seasonally themed cover for The New Yorker that shows the holiday in a modern light. It’s really a genius cover, the children in masks and the parents bathed in the eerie light of their iPhones, classical looking but still entirely poignant. Mr. Ware also contributed a four page story for the inside of the magazine called Unmasked which is really well done and extremely well written like everything else the man does.

You can see a larger version of the cover and read the story over on The New Yorker site by clicking here.


7 Comments Chris Ware’s Halloween Cover for The New Yorker

  1. Jon October 27, 2009 at 10:47 PM

    Definitely! And in case anyone wants it, I turned it into a 1920×1200 wallpaper:

    Here it is

  2. Niek October 28, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    Brilliant cover but indeed a little worrying too!

  3. thomas October 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM

    instant classic!

  4. Jason October 28, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    The story that goes along with it is great too. His work is so incredible.

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  6. McKenzie October 28, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    That reminds me of this NPR story I heard years about about a photographer who took pictures of people’s houses. The saddest one was at dusk and all you could see was a blue light coming from the downstairs window and another one from upstairs. Only two people lived there. Both watching television. Alone.

  7. Brooke October 29, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    I just got this in the mail yesterday. So amazing. I’m gonna check out the story today, but the cover is rad! To me the lights from the cellphones represent the interactions the adults are having with the world, family, friends, etc and the lights on the children’s faces are “real” interactions with people which all of us USE to have. even though the adults are standing amongst other tangible people they are lost in technology. who is learning more here? who is growing more? who is being moved? who will remember these moments more? I would say the children across the board. Remember our parents running around with us on Halloween? Towards the end of the trick-or-treating night we ended up in a big group of kids followed by a pack of parents walking around, talking together, not worrying about the shifting of the market stocks, the newest restaurant opening, or a sale at the ridiculously overpriced boutique. Do you think these kids are even gonna remember that their parents were with them? Get off your phones and live in the moment that you are in, with your family, your kids, your neighbors.

    Peace and “REAL” interactions.

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