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    was delighted to see this in my mailbox today.. it's rather small but it's a msgr on a geared bike w/ thick chain 'round waist and package in the bag (let's also note the helmet, lights and whistle) facing down an entire peloton:


    edit, here's a larger version:


    also, a friend who works in PR tells me there's a fashion spread in the latest i-D magazine that's msgr "inspired"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    also, a friend who works in PR tells me there's a fashion spread in the latest i-D magazine that's msgr "inspired"...
    I really hope Derek Zoolander got that gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    I really hope Derek Zoolander got that gig.
    His bike is made out of blue steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    was delighted to see this in my mailbox today.. it's rather small but it's a msgr on a geared bike w/ thick chain 'round waist and package in the bag (let's also note the helmet, lights and whistle) facing down an entire peloton:


    also, a friend who works in PR tells me there's a fashion spread in the latest i-D magazine that's msgr "inspired"...

    Was the illustration for any particular article inside? I wonder what the concept for the cover was supposed to be this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ch0mb0
    Was the illustration for any particular article inside? I wonder what the concept for the cover was supposed to be this week.
    i haven't read this issue but if it was, it would be the first time in the history of the magazine.

    the cover is still cool, btw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch0mb0
    Was the illustration for any particular article inside? I wonder what the concept for the cover was supposed to be this week.
    I'm thinking the concept was...most hated people? Something along those lines.

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    concept is: It's Tour de France time. The bicycles approaching the viewer are racing the TdF. Meanwhile, hard at work, a NYC messenger pedals forth, fighting traffic as usual, to get the job done.

    Looks like a Bruce McCall, yes? He likes to do universal-image-tweaked-by-NYC covers. Like the one with the real estate agent showing a cardboard box to a homeless man. Etc. Nice colors on this one, unusual subtlety for him.

    I hate how long I have to wait for my New Yorker.

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    lets get the hi-res version.

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    It's not a real messenger 'cuz he doesn't have any spoke cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayfitzgerald
    It's not a real messenger 'cuz he doesn't have any spoke cards.
    and is rocking gears and a reflector. also missing tattoos and beer. heh, heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by weed eater
    concept is: It's Tour de France time. The bicycles approaching the viewer are racing the TdF. Meanwhile, hard at work, a NYC messenger pedals forth, fighting traffic as usual, to get the job done.

    Looks like a Bruce McCall, yes? He likes to do universal-image-tweaked-by-NYC covers. Like the one with the real estate agent showing a cardboard box to a homeless man. Etc. Nice colors on this one, unusual subtlety for him.

    I hate how long I have to wait for my New Yorker.

    thats a very good call you made on the cover. concept and all. checked the NY'er site and it is indeed him.
    looks like we got us another fan of illustration here...
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    i squinted and could almost read his signature--I looked at the site for a better image but didn't find one.

    i'm a lifelong NYer subscriber, and my grandma before me, since it first was published. i've been trying to understand New Yorker humor much longer than I've actually been able to understand it. not sure if that is a good thing or not.

    anyway. thanks!

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    This image is a bit bigger:



    “Tour de Force” by Bruce McCall
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    pretty. mccall has been looking at wayne thiebaud's recent work.

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    CookiePuss, were you at Pie-eyed on Friday?

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    I really like that cover, I may even look into getting a print.
    Any leads on something like that?

    there is supposed to be a be fixie article in XLR8R coming out with my friend featured in the SF part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    CookiePuss, were you at Pie-eyed on Friday?
    Nope. . .why do you ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q23
    I really like that cover, I may even look into getting a print.
    Any leads on something like that?
    Try the source itself:
    The New Yorker Store

    But note that for this week it says "this weeks cover may be available as a print as well"

    Al

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    Yeah, if enough people request it I'm sure that it will go into archive for later requests.

    Great illustration. I'd love it as a poster
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    ......he's also left handed....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    ......he's also left handed....
    upon examining the illustration more closely, he's not left handed after all..... the illustration is printed in reverse...
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    I looked at the cover in person today and noticed that he doesn't have brakes on the bike. Geared brakeless, he's hardcore.

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    nah I thought that for a second, but if you look closely there are rear breakpads, or something similar to them..

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    So that's the TdF... and he's a NY bike messenger.

    Is it just me, or isn't that a long way to send something by bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    ...also, a friend who works in PR tells me there's a fashion spread in the latest i-D magazine that's msgr "inspired"...
    yep, this is true. saw it myself. very cool, i must admit.

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