As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but not these letters. And it seems like The New Yorker says they don’t like letters either.
The esteemed American magazine finally has one rule; everyone: The trend, please stop.
Beginning next month, when it goes live, the new minimalist website will celebrate the wordless voice of words.
The first three editions of “The New Yorker” will have seven images: the gender-neutral subway map, the stylized graph of a devouring wave, an enigmatic spiral and seven drawings of an italic abbreviated “O.”
“We will publish our first 27 digital editions, and where appropriate, the number of letters will be 2, 5, 7, 8, etc.,” The New Yorker said in an announcement made Wednesday on its website.
“We have chosen the most elegant solution,” it added. “You’re probably wondering if the editors of The New Yorker, an institution that has proudly never put an umlaut over an ‘O,’ consider themselves to be in agreement with the mantra of a certain ‘alt-right’ member of the Fox News roster. The answer, I’m sure, is no. In which case, please change your name.”
Originally published on news.com.au