You’re Favorite “New Yorker” Covers are painted by 27-year-old Grace Lynne Haynes
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- Mike Hanson
- June 11, 2022
Painting cover art for a magazine as iconic as the New Yorker is pretty damn cool. “The New Yorker” is known for its creative, witty, and sometimes provocative covers and for having the sharpest, snappiest articles on politics and pop culture. For artists, this is an opportunity to showcase their work to millions of people across the world. It’s also a very daunting task. This is why it’s incredibly amazing that Grace Lynne Haynes has done it four times by the age of 27. Haynes’ fourth painting was published this week. It’s a clever piece of art with a simple message and people are loving it on the internet.
Painting Cover Art
The New Yorker magazine is an American weekly magazine that publishes contributions from notable writers. It was founded in 1925 by Harold Ross and has been described as “the highest-circulation magazine in America.” The New Yorker is known for its illustrated covers, which have become iconic around the world.
The publication has published a variety of works by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Salvador Dali, and more since it began publishing in 1925. It also features regular cartoons by artist Peter Steiner (aka Petey) who draws them based on submissions from readers about whatever they want to see illustrated on a cover next week-from their cat’s adventures through life or their neighbor’s questionable cooking skills
“The New Yorker”
The New Yorker is a weekly magazine that has been published since 1925. The magazine’s covers are well known for their creative, witty, and sometimes provocative nature. They often make use of political satire or social commentary to comment on the news or current events in the world around us.
Snappiest Articles on Politics and Pop Culture
You may not have heard of Grace Lynne Haynes, but you’ve seen her work. The 27-year-old illustrator has been creating New Yorker covers since she was just 16 years old. She’s created more than 100 covers for the magazine since then, and her artistry is easy to recognize: bold colors, sharp angles, and a knack for conveying complex ideas with simple visuals.
Haynes creates a wide range of New Yorker covers from political commentary to pop culture satire and we won’t spoil all their surprises here; that would be cheating! But if you want to see more of them yourself (and who wouldn’t?), check out the rest at your leisure on the New Yorker website or in print starting next week!
The New Yorker is one of the most popular magazines in the world, with an estimated weekly circulation of 1.1 million copies. The magazine’s covers are seen by millions of people across the globe when they’re featured on newsstands, in magazine shops, and online.
In addition to reaching a large audience via print, each cover also gets its own Twitter push that can reach up to 2 million followers and bring attention back to older pieces of art if they’ve been featured before.
It’s also a Very Daunting Task
It’s also a very daunting task. The New Yorker is one of the most respected magazines in the world and its covers are what catch readers’ eyes when they’re strolling through bookstores or newsstands. The magazine’s reputation is built on thoughtful, detailed feature stories and complex illustrations that have become iconic images in American culture.
The pressure to create a compelling image with a strong message can be intense but it can also be exciting. You’re working with an editor who has high standards and expectations, and you know that whatever you produce will be seen by millions of people.
Grace Lynne Haynes is 27 years old. She is a painter. She is not only talented but has also graced the cover of The New Yorker four times by age 27. Let that sink in for a minute: she’s done it more than any other living artist in the magazine’s pages, ever.
Grace Lynne Haynes was born with a paintbrush in her hand, according to her mother, who recalls painting on walls around the house as far back as age two or three and selling her first work at 13 (which she still has). As soon as she could hold one properly (age five), she took to drawing with charcoal sticks; by 12 years old, after art school and taking classes at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she was already exhibiting in galleries across New England and had begun winning awards such as Gold Key 2013 and 2014 from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards all while still attending high school at Canterbury Preparatory School where classmates included Robert Pattinson (yes that Robert Pattinson) who would later go on joining his co-star Kirsten Stewart onstage during acceptance speeches for Best Kissing Award at MTV Movie Awards 2016 (they were both nominated).
Haynes Fourth Painting was Published This Week
The new cover, titled “Scratch,” was published this week with too much fanfare. It will appear in the October 19 issue of The New Yorker, and it’s a simple piece with an incredibly poignant message. In an interview with The New York Times, Haynes explained that she wanted her work to be relatable: “I just want people to feel something when they look at my work whether it’s joy or sadness or anything else.” And as far as reaction goes? She seems to be hitting her mark! People are loving it on the internet:
- “This is such a clever illustration!”
- “I love this artist’s style!”
- “I can’t stop thinking about this painting.”
It takes an amazing amount of skill and creativity to pull off an image like this one which can make a piece like this seem daunting for young artists just starting their careers. But if anything, it serves as proof that there is no limit when it comes down to what you’re capable of achieving in your field. Whether or not you end up making covers for publications as big as The New Yorker (or even smaller ones!), having skills that allow you to do complete incredible things means that there’s always opportunity out there waiting for those who have them!
It’s a Clever Piece of Art with a Simple Message
This is a great example of how art can be used to communicate a simple message effectively. The New Yorker has been around since 1925, and it’s still going strong today. It’s one of the best publications out there, and Grace Lynne Haynes’ work shows exactly why that is. This piece takes something as simple as a magazine cover and turns it into something meaningful by adding her artistic flair to it.
And People are loving it on the Internet
The painting is of two cats on a couch, one with its paws wrapped around the other. It’s done in a humorous style and has been likened to “I can’t believe it’s not butter” ads from the 80s and 90s.
The cover was created by Grace Lynne Haynes, a 27-year-old artist living in New York City. She told Insider that she was inspired by the idea that people love cats so much that they dress them up like humans.
“I thought if we gave them human arms, they could do whatever they wanted,” Haynes said after seeing this meme:
Grace Lynne Haynes is Seriously Talented
Grace Lynne Haynes is a New York-based artist who has painted four covers for The New Yorker and was recently featured in the magazine’s Best American Illustration 2019 issue. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has won awards including the Society of Illustrators Student Award, Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and an Art Directors Club Young Guns award.
The New Yorker is known for its creative, witty, and sometimes provocative covers.