The future of the New Yorker cover is safe

In addition to being an amazingly cool visual artist, cartoonist and designer (and having an equally talented brother), Tomer Hanuka also teaches at the New York School of Visual Arts. As befits a good teacher, he gives his students assignments that requires them to use what they know, apply their creativity while taking into account the limitations of the purpose of the work. In this case, they were to create cover suggestions for post-Covid issues of the New Yorker magazine.

The results are phenomenal. They cover a spectrum from the liberating feeling of being able to breathe again, to the crushing emptiness that those we lost leave behind. Here are some names we’ll hear about pretty soon, I think.

(top illustration by Huahua Cui, with thanks to Lotta, our finely tuned antenna for Twitter goodness)

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