Walking the walk: how The New York Times Magazine’s recent ‘walking issue’ cover was made

For The New York Times Magazine’s recent Walking New York issue, the design and photography team created its most ambitious cover to date in a collaboration with artist JR. An image of 20 year-old Elmar Aliyev was printed across 62 strips of paper, pasted onto the street in the early hours of a morning and photographed from a helicopter. Here, design director Gail Bichler tells us how it all came together

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