Cover Illustration for Hall '86 on The New Yorker
June 18, 2013
The artwork of Marcellus Hall has been featured-for the third time-on the cover of The New Yorker. Hall is an artist, musician, children's book author and longtime cyclist living in New York City.
His illustration, entitled "Urban Cycles," comments on the launch of the Citi Bike program in May. "I've always considered stationary bikes funny since a person could be exercising just as effectively on a real bike," he said. The Citi Bike program promotes bike sharing as a means of healthy, sustainable exercise and transportation.
A third cover feature is no easy feat. "It is definitely an achievement to have one's art on the cover of The New Yorker," he said. "The magazine's history and high standards make it that way."