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This Week’s New Yorker Cover, Brought to You by the iPhone

CV1_TNY_06_01_09.inddPublisher Condé Nast gets plenty of well-deserved criticism for its slow embrace of technology and the Web, but some of its individual titles do some interesting stuff.

To wit: The video below, which depicts how artist Jorge Columbo created this week’s cover art in an hour, using an Apple (AAPL) iPhone. Columbo used an iPhone app called Brushes, and he’s been using it for a while to create some interesting stuff. If you like this piece, check out his collection of  “iSketches.”

And here’s the same technique with another sketch:

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus