The Best New Yorker Covers 

Maggie Coen
Updated June 14, 2019 2.5k votes 479 voters 68.4k views 34 items

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List of the most memorable New Yorker magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. These best New Yorker covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues The New Yorker has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

The New Yorker is an American magazine that publishes essays and articles through straight reporting, cultural criticism, satire, cartoons, and commentary, as well as fiction. First published in 1925, the publication has featured work by many of the literary world's greatest and funniest writers, including Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Roald Dahl, and Eudora Welty. The New Yorker is published in 47 issues a year and has renewal rate of over 85% - one of the highest in the industry.

This list includes rare New Yorker covers and hard-to-find classic New Yorker covers as well as the most popular and famous New Yorker magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but The New Yorker also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of New Yorker magazine covers. Vote for the vintage New Yorker magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!
The New Yorker - September 24, 2009
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The New Yorker - November 17, 2008
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Saul Steinberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Yorker Covers
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The New Yorker - March 29, 1976
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The New Yorker - March 26, 2007
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