Revisiting the New Yorker’s Coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing

In the Talk of the Town section of The New Yorker’s 26 July 1969 issue, reporters visited eight moon-landing parties—and documented the excitement that unfolded. From 50th Street and Sixth Avenue to the headquarters of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, audiences tuned in to the incredible quest and watched anxiously as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ventured into the unknown. Spliced with footage from the …

Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …

Poster House Museum Celebrates the Historic, Influential Medium

A first-of-its-kind institution in NYC dedicated to this artistic means of mass communication

No one can deny the power of a poster. From political propaganda to tour announcements, this medium of mass communication (and persuasion) pervades contemporary society. Now, its impactful and illustrious history has a dedicated museum in NYC‘s art-oriented Chelsea neighborhood. Poster House exclusively exhibits influential works, artists and movements from the poster world. It occupies the former Tekserve storefront on 23rd Street, which has been …