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Japanese Artists Imagine ‘Tokyoiter’ Magazine Covers Inspired by ‘The New Yorker’

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Since 1925, The New Yorker has graced newsstands with its conceptually clever and creatively illustrated magazine covers. In homage to this recognizable and world-renowned aesthetic, a group of Tokyo-based illustrators have created their own covers inspired by Japan's blossoming capital city. Created for The Tokyoiter, a faux publication, each cover aims to “celebrate illustration, cartooning, drawing, design , creativity . . . and Tokyo.”

Each Japanese illustration retains several of the original magazine's familiar features. From its recognizable, stylized typeface and straightforward composition to the placement of the price and date, The Tokyoiter perfectly preserves the distinctive look and layout of The New Yorker‘s well-known cover art. This precise approach enables viewers to instantly recognize the inspiration behind the series and understand the intention of the made-up magazine.

In addition to their stylistic similarities, the two groups of cover art also convey a similar interest in subject matter. Like The New Yorker, The Tokyoiter often presents situations characteristic of its metropolitan muse. Focused on communicating “the passion for this city and its inhabitants' stor[ies],” the faux magazine focuses on exploring everything from Tokyo's culture and cuisine to its scenery and skyline, culminating in a beautiful collection of cover art.

Inspired by the iconic cover art of The New Yorker, a group of artists have created The Tokyoiter, a faux magazine. Each magazine cover celebrates both Tokyo and Japanese illustration through beautiful art.

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Fern Choonet

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Justine Wong

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Niikura Sachiyo

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Ryoko Ichikawa

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Luis Mendo

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Mateusz Urbanowicz

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Aiko Sogo

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Shinji Tsuchimochi

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Karan Singh

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Julien Mercier

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Hennie Haworth

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Chiyun Yeh

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Hiroki Suzuki

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Shindo Keiko

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Masako Kubo

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Grace Lee

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Graeme Mcnee

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Yufrukt

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: Shinpei Onishi

The Tokyoiter The New Yorker Magazine Cover Japanese Illustration

Artist: waneella

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