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1925 Rea Irvin, SFAI, The New Yorker, Eustace Tilley


Alumnus Rea Irvin, the first art editor for The New Yorker, designed the magazine’s layout and the now-iconic typeface, did hundreds of cartoons,  and created the character Eustace Tilley, who graced the cover of the first issue, Feb. 21, 1925.


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.