Happy 4th of July

New Yorker, July 4 Cover

It’s Independence Day, so I’m going to try and post some American-centric items today, American artists who I really respect. I thought it would be fun to start these posts off with this week’s cover of the New Yorker, illustrated by 85 year old George Booth. George has been illustrating for the New Yorker since 1969, and he has such a casual, effortless style that you can hardly tell the difference between the cover above and this one from March 12, 1979. I really like how he chose to not go overly patriotic with this cover, it’s obviously a celebration, American flags flying brightly, offset by the pure whiteness of the wall. It’s simply perfect.


July 4, 2011