Tony had six covers published by the New Yorker magazine. In his studio were many designs which, because of the panel running along the left hand side of the design, it is a fair assumption that they were intended for that magazine. Before he hit the rich seam of FORTUNE magazine after 1934 , getting a design accepted for the New Yorker must have been the high note of professional success.

The designs above show him experimenting with the various genres that prevailed in the New Yorker of the 'Thirties. Firstly there was the comic anecdotal, secondly the urban grand, and thirdly repeated decorative patterning, examples of which were among the six published. None of his designs were what we would call oblique in their narrative, the characteristic of the majority of the NY covers.

Perhaps we learn from this that Tony was most comfortable with a direct and obvious visual challenge. All the designs above could, at a stretch, find their visual counterparts in the Complete New Yorker Covers of the period. One of two in the top row relate to work he was doing for Collier's. The Road Workers rejected design actually is re-cycled for FORTUNE. The later design of super market trolleys by night was something he had actually witnessed and thought would make an ideal NY cover.