This All-Emoji New Yorker Cover Is the Best New Yorker Cover That Never Ran

In honor of the annual Eustace Tilley contest at The New Yorker, in which readers submit their reinterpretations of the magazine's dandyish mascot for the cover, editor Silvia Killingsworth dug up this 2009 interpretation by Fred Benenson — a rendition consisting entirely of the Emoji, the built-in iPhone text icons. It didn't win in 2009; in fact, it didn't even make the collection of 12 that the magazine featured on its website Benenson never submitted it. He is submitting it now, though, as the update on his Flickr page says.

This All-Emoji New Yorker Cover Is the Best New Yorker Cover That Never Ran

[Fred Benenson via @SilviaKillings]