Tom Gauld’s ninth cover for The New Yorker
‘Captive Audience’ – when trapped indoors, the act of looking out the window can become a simple, nearly sublime pleasure.
Captive Audience for the March 15th 2021 issue of the magazine. When trapped indoors, the act of looking out the window can become a simple, nearly sublime pleasure.
Tom Gauld:“When I take walks, I see a lot more people sitting by their front windows, often working on a laptop. The idea for this cover started when I walked past a building and noticed that there was a figure in almost every one of the windows. I tried to imagine an everyday event that might attract the attention of everyone in a building.“
Read a short interview between Tom Gauld and Françoise Mouly about this New Yorker cover, hereView project