Libraries database gives access to 2,000 cartoons from The New Yorker

October 24, 2013

Individuals with a Penn State access ID can now get images for about 2,000 cartoons from The New Yorker that may be used by Penn State faculty, staff and students for any educational purpose, normally including illustrating public presentations on or off campus. (Note that some usage restrictions apply to publication and advertising among others.)

These images can be found in ARTstor (, the largest digital image database subscribed to by the University Libraries. The cartoons are among 5,000 images recently added from Condé Nast that also include 3,000 fashion photographs from the Fairchild Photo Service.

This is the first release of a planned 25,000 images from Condé Nast that also will include photographs from the Condé Nast Archive of Photography. The New Yorker's cartoons are legendary for their incisive wit and for shedding light on the dominant topics of every era, from the Depression to the Internet. The magazine's cartoonists include renowned figures like Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Otto Soglow, William Steig, James Thurber and Gahan Wilson. The Fairchild Photo Service, comprising more than 3 million photos gathered over six decades, is the fashion world's pre-eminent image gallery.

Condé Nast is home to some of the world's most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media, whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Condé Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past ten years than all of its competitors combined.

The ARTstor Digital Library, available with a Penn State access ID, provides 1.6 million images in the arts and sciences and a workspace to search, browse, present and save images both online and offline for teaching and research purposes.

For more information or questions about the physical access provided, contact Henry Pisciotta at or 814-865-6778.

Last Updated November 12, 2013