As you might expect, since I just spent a number of months collecting material for a piece about Rea Irvin for PRINT, I am in love with all things Irvin. Paul—whom I thank in the piece because he’s shared numerous invaluable resources and insights with me about Irvin’s aesthetic—is as keen on the early years’ co-genius as I am. About this cartoon, he writes: “Inspired by the photograph of Irvin in Lee Lorenz’s wonderful The Art of The New Yorker. A must read.” I agree. Sweet Knopf: Please bring it back into print! Click to enlarge.
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and pre-web internet nut. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent many years as a New Yorker fan blog. The project garnered some nice compliments and press.
The blog’s now treading the territories of punctuation, publications, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a brilliant brigade of culture writers, editors, and artists. You can read all about the people who've helped build Emdashes here at “Who We?” (That’s a New Yorker joke. Old habits die hard.)
I welcome submissions, questions, corrections, and ardent, obsessive contributors. I also host occasional book-related contests and giveaways. Questioners and publishers, just email me.
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