Jorge Colombo's now-famous iPhone art (which has graced the cover of The New Yorker) has until now, only chronicled the streets of New York. But now, the former San Francisco Magazine art director has taken his Brushes skills to the road, and the first city he's i-sketching is our fair San Francisco. Give your apartment some SF love and snatch up his latest work: sketches of the Castro Theater and a downtown
Jorge Colombo’s cover for the June 1 issue of The New Yorker stands on its very own merits, regardless of whether you know the backstory: It's economical, evocative, and haunting, an unexpected shadow view of an urban street-food scene. Here's the twist: Colombo painted it using a finger-painting app for the iPhone called Brushes. The NYC artist is visiting S.F. soon (“I'm planning to draw as much of San Francisco as I can”), and the time seemed right to check in with Colombo, born in Lisbon, Portugal, and once the art director at San Francisco magazine.
Q: How did The New Yorker cover come about?