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New Yorker Covers Your Were Never Meant To See

Next week marks the publication of Françoise Mouly’s “Blown Covers,” a book whose subtitle says it all: “New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.” Mouly, who is the art editor at the magazine, describes how iconic New Yorker covers came to be, and also, how some covers never came to be. Here, she shares a selection of those new classics plus the cover ideas that were either too naughty, too crazy, or simply too ahead of their time.

- On newyorker.com, more of the covers you were never meant to see, with expanded images and descriptions from the artists: http://nyr.kr/IziXSf