iPhone Art Makes The New Yorker Cover

The cover of the June 1, 2009 edition of the New Yorker magazine features art composed completely on an iPhone for the first time ever. Why is this important? Because by using the iPhone app Brushes to to "fingerpaint" a New York street scene, artist Jorge Columbo is elevating art to a new level of acceptance. Who would have thought the New Yorker would embrace art you can create on your phone? Jorge Colombo drew this week's cover while standing for an hour outside Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in Times Square. "I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself," says Colombo, who first published his drawings in The New Yorker in 1994. Colombo has been drawing since he was seven, but he discovered an advantage of digital drawing on a nighttime drive to Vermont. "Before, unless I had a flashlight or a miner's hat, I could not draw in the dark." (When the sun is up, it's a bit harder, "because of the glare on the phone," he says.) It also allows him to draw without being noticed; most pedestrians assume he's checking his e-mail. Watch the video below to see “dark” art in the making: And then, if you feel so inclined, pick up the iPhone app Brushes and start creating your own art! (It’s $3.99 created by Steve Sprang at the iTunes store.)





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