It's time to include contemporary talent when it's too outstanding to be ignored. That's how I feel about Bob Staake's recent work for The New Yorker magazine.
This is the most recent issue which took its sweet time to arrive in our mailbox, which is why I'm a few days late with it.
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This work entitled Reflections is sublime. I ran some work in the blog by Jules Guerin, an old-time architectural illustrator and while he was excellent for his time, this Lincoln Memorial of Bob's shows just how far illustration and design has come -- with rare exceptions -- in the 100 years since.
I don't think magazine cover illustration can get any better than this for a whole lot of reasons which would probably sound pompous to you. Suffice it to say that I feel strongly that this is every bit as good as the best Swiss posters of the last century. Highlighting the O in the title is in itself a stroke of genius.