Making Magazines on the iPhone

May 25 2009, 4:16 PM
I've gotten quite a bit of feedback on something I posted recently to Twitter (you are following me on Twitter, right?):
A magazine editing first? I just ok'ed a manuscript on my iPhone while in line for the men's room at Nuggets Game 5. Ain't technolgy grand? 8:29 PM May 13th from Tweetie
Technology may or may not be grand, but it definitely is moving quickly. As of today, simply editing a manuscript on a phone is old hat:
Some people send text with their iPhones, and some play games. The artist Jorge Colombo created this week's cover for The New Yorker with his. Mr. Colombo drew the June 1 cover scene, of a late-night gathering around a 42nd Street hot dog stand, entirely with the iPhone application Brushes. Because of the smears and washes of color required by the inexact medium, it comes off as dreamy, not sharp and technological.
A video of the cover image being created can be found here.