In Blown Covers, New Yorker covers editor Françoise Mouly curates some of the most controversial images to not make the front of the magazine, from a version of the Sept. 11 tragedy to digs at Michael Jackson and Eliot Spitzer.
A version of reality where the tragedy never happened. Cover proposal by Bob Staake.
3. Mission Accomplished
Cover proposal by Christoph Niemann.
An “off with his head” punishment for Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal. Cover proposal by Peter De Sève.
6. Fist Bump
A sketch of the controversial July 21, 2008, cover by Barry Blitt.
Obama as a paper doll that could be dressed as either an angel or a devil. Cover proposal by Bob Staake.