You can't judge a book - or magazine, or even an iPad - by its cover. But you can certainly judge the covers themselves. And for decades since its 1925 debut, The New Yorker Magazine's covers have projected a sophistication befitting its literary pedigree. Amusing, ironic, and sometimes iconic.
Left: Steve Jobs finds St. Peter has upgraded the technology of "The Book of Life" at the Pearly Gates in this New Yorker Magazine cover illustration by Barry Blitt.
By CBSNews.com senior editor David Morgan
Credit: The New Yorker