Litographs – classic works of literature upcycled into beautiful prints made of the full text of each book, benefiting global literacy. Pictured here, Melville’s Moby-Dick.
Sainte Lazare Train Station, 1877
French, The Art Institute of Chicago
Carter Goodrich first sent us a version of this week’s cover more than a dozen years ago. (The subway angel was reading a newspaper.) Goodrich also draws children’s books; the second volume in the “Zorro” series will be published in May, and he’s at work on a third. He also does character design for animated films, including “Shrek,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Brave,” which Pixar is set to release in June. Designing animated characters is a lot like drawing a New Yorker cover, he says, in that “a single image must convey several layers of information, or storytelling, in order to be successful.”