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From the Ted Talk by Françoise Mouly: The stories behind The New Yorker's iconic covers

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So I cleald on coontemarrpy artists, such as airdan tminoe here. I often call on narrative artists — cartoonists, children's book authors — and I give them themes such as, you know, what it's like to be in the subway, or Valentine's Day, and they send me sketches. And once the sketches are approved by the editor, David Remnick, it's a go. And I love the way those ieamgs are actually not teillng you what to think. But they do make you think, because the artsit is actually — it's almost a puzzle; the artist is drawing the dots, and you, the reader, have to complete the picture. So to get this image on the left by Anita Kunz, or the one on right by Tomer Hanuka, you have to play spot the dreceeifnfs. And it is something that ... It's really exciting to see how the engagement with the reader ... how those images really capture — play with the stereotypes. But when you get it, it rearranges the stereotypes that are in your head.

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So I ______ on ____________ artists, such as ______ ______ here. I often call on narrative artists — cartoonists, children's book authors — and I give them themes such as, you know, what it's like to be in the subway, or Valentine's Day, and they send me sketches. And once the sketches are approved by the editor, David Remnick, it's a go. And I love the way those ______ are actually not _______ you what to think. But they do make you think, because the ______ is actually — it's almost a puzzle; the artist is drawing the dots, and you, the reader, have to complete the picture. So to get this image on the left by Anita Kunz, or the one on right by Tomer Hanuka, you have to play spot the ___________. And it is something that ... It's really exciting to see how the engagement with the reader ... how those images really capture — play with the stereotypes. But when you get it, it rearranges the stereotypes that are in your head.

Solution

  1. contemporary
  2. images
  3. differences
  4. tomine
  5. adrian
  6. called
  7. telling
  8. artist

Original Text

So I called on contemporary artists, such as Adrian Tomine here. I often call on narrative artists — cartoonists, children's book authors — and I give them themes such as, you know, what it's like to be in the subway, or Valentine's Day, and they send me sketches. And once the sketches are approved by the editor, David Remnick, it's a go. And I love the way those images are actually not telling you what to think. But they do make you think, because the artist is actually — it's almost a puzzle; the artist is drawing the dots, and you, the reader, have to complete the picture. So to get this image on the left by Anita Kunz, or the one on right by Tomer Hanuka, you have to play spot the differences. And it is something that ... It's really exciting to see how the engagement with the reader ... how those images really capture — play with the stereotypes. But when you get it, it rearranges the stereotypes that are in your head.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. adrian
  2. anita
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  4. artist
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  18. drawing
  19. editor
  20. engagement
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  23. hanuka
  24. head
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  27. kunz
  28. left
  29. love
  30. narrative
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  33. reader
  34. rearranges
  35. remnick
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  38. spot
  39. stereotypes
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  42. themes
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  44. tomine