New Imaginary Magazine Covers for the Tokyoiter

a stunning animated cover by waneella

The Tokyoiter (previously) continues to impress us with dazzling faux-magazine covers that showcase numerous visions of what makes Tokyo such a fascinating place. Checking their website for new covers has become one of our most enjoyable pastimes. Allow us to present several new ones from some of our favorite Japan-based illustrators.

illustration by Niikura Sachiyo

As we previously explained, The Tokyoiter is the brainchild of Tokyo-based illustrator Andrew Joyce and art director David Robert. Together, they invite illustrators living and working in Japan “to draw their vision of Tokyo.”

Each illustration is then laid out in what most will immediately recognize as being an tribute to The New Yorker. Since launching in early 2016 with just 3 covers, the archive has now grown to 30. The project was even showcased last month in an exhibition that was held in Tokyo.

Illustration by Julien Mercier

Illustration by Justine Wong (one of our favorite illustrators of food)

Illustration by Ryoko Ichikawa

Illustration by Mateusz Urbanowicz

Illustration by Shinji Tsuchimochi (who created 100 Views of Tokyo)


  1. Ashley Yakeley

    July 26, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I’d love to see a Tokyo take on Gerald Steinberg’s classic “view from New York” cover.

  2. Are the prints available to purchase?

  3. I know it’s never going to happen, but Tokyo deserves to have a quality English-language magazine. I usually spend less than a minute flipping through Metropolis before I chuck it in the bin…

  4. Aaron The Lovely Stewart

    July 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    So So Soo Good

  5. isabel gilbert palmer

    July 30, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Totally Brilliant idea and execution

  6. The face of Eustace Tilley might be replaced by Totoro.

  7. Gilda Blackmore

    July 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    They will need to try a Barry Blitt cover!

  8. Really So Brilliant! I like the talent.

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