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Things I Love Today: J.J. Sempé
Some New Yorker covers are just so brilliant, so clever, so wonderful that you have to sit staring at them for a few minutes. For me, these covers are almost always from French artist J.J. Sempé.
Take for example, this cover from June 2004 with children floating in a wave. Or the drawing posted here of a piano teacher giving lessons in a crowded apartment. Pure bliss!
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I always loved the wave one because I thought the people were adults who were remembering how fun it was as a child to float in the sea. You must have the latest cover by him, the crazy scientist with the egg timer.. this one may go up on my future desk wall, it is so perfect.
I love this illustration. It makes me feel un-busy.
I love New Yorker covers so much, I never want to throw them away.