Artist Creates Cover for The New Yorker with iPad

Jorge Colombo New Yorker iPad Cover

Illustrator Jorge Colombo recently received the honor of supplying the cover image for The New Yorker. His “Newsstand” piece graces the January cover and was made entirely on the iPad.

Colombo is not new to digital finger painting. He has been making art on the iPhone since 2009. His cover illustration for the June 2009 issue was the first ever to be created on an iPhone for a major magazine.

Back then, Colombo preferred the small size of the iPhone screen. When he started painting on the iPad, it took time to get used to the size. “It felt like I had a pinball machine in front of me,” said Colombo.

He continued to work on the iPad until it became his favorite device. Now, the iPhone feels “primitive” to him.

Colombo’s work has been featured around the world and he has multiple books starring his finger painting works. His paintings have graced the cover of multiple New Yorker magazines since 2009.

Check out Colombo’s Vinalhaven Island series, all painted on the iPad. If you like his stuff, you can keep track of his work by following his Tumblr blog.

About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik