Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Steinberg forever Two-fer

Today's Two-fer is a smorgasbord of parodies of that iconic drawing by Saul Steinberg from March 29, 1976 entitled "View of the World from 9th Avenue". All of them come with lots of details and a combination of inside jokes and, usually, somewhat self-deprecating humor. And, in order to see the details, it will be helpful to click on the image to make it bigger so as to see the details:

Let's start with an actual sketch by Steinberg himself: It's a drawing Steinberg did in 1981 re-creating his original drawing with somewhat different labelling. From the note in the corner it looks like it might have been customized for a specific fan:

After that we have a variation on the theme for Atlanta, GA:

... then Amsterdam in the Netherlands...

...and Tel Aviv, Israel...

Next we switch to the more politically charged with a parody from editorial cartoonist Ted Rall, who also did a "View of the World from 9th Avenue" parody about Obama's predecessor, Gearge W. Bush:

After that we have another editorial cartoonist, Ruben Bolling and his "Tom the Dancing Bug" series with a "Post 9-11 View of the World from 9th Avenue" featuring ground zero in the foreground.

And here's the cover of a Politico magazine from July of 2009 by M. Wuerker, this one, like the one from Ted Rall, based on Washington D.C., not so much New York City:

And finally there's this one by RJ Matson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that is more true to the Steinberg original, but has a Global Warming bent to it:

That's it for now. Of course, let me know if you find any others on this theme.