The Cover Art for the Latest NYT Magazine is a 150-Foot Pedestrian No One Noticed

By: | April 29th, 2015

New York Times

This week’s New York Times Magazine focuses on walking, but the way they created the cover for the latest edition has the internet buzzing.

The artwork for the magazine cover was shot from a helicopter over one of the city’s many new pedestrian plazas that featured a 150-foot pedestrian painted on the street that no one noticed.

The massive pedestrian wasn’t technically painted on the street; rather he was made from strips of paper that were laid down on the ground.

Pedestrians walked all over the huge pedestrian, never realizing they were trampling on some impressive artwork.

French artist JR was a the mastermind behind the idea:


Marshall Smith

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