New Yorker cover painted with iPhone

New Yorker cover art, done with the Brushes iPhone appThe New Yorker is known for cartoons and great covers -- some of which are saved for years. The cover for the next issue was created like none other before: it was painted on an iPhone. Artist Jorge Colombo drew the street scene, with an iconic hot dog vendor as his focal point, while standing at a street corner, swiping his iPhone's screen.

The cover was created using the $4.99 Brushes app, surely less expensive than paper and pastels, or whatever else might have been used.

The New York Times "covered" the story in the May 25 business section. New Yorker art director Francoise Mouly is quoted as saying, "It gives him an anonymity in the big city that an artist with an easel wouldn't have."

Master your iPhone in one minute a day:

Sign up to iPhone Life's Tip of the Day Newsletter and we'll send you a tip each day to save time and get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

See a video of the artist's work at Watch as the drawing magically comes to life, including passing taxis, the hot dog stand's umbrella, and finishing with customers in silhouette -- including one guy who seems to be looking at his iPhone.

I imagine Colombo took screen snaps as he worked, and merged them into one animated file. We're looking at a first here -- but certainly not a last example of iPhone art.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.

<p>Found out about the power of the iPhone by creating training for people who were selling it. Didn't realize how much fun and how useful it would be. This blog will explore both aspects.</p>