Jan 18, 2019 - Politics & Policy

The New Yorker's next cover is a throwback to the Berlin Wall

Two illustrated magazine covers, one of Trump building a brick wall at his desk and the other of the Berlin Wall with a hand reaching over the edge of it

Photo: John Cuneo, Boris Artzybasheff/The New Yorker, TIME

The cover of The New Yorker next week is "Walled In" by John Cuneo, who last year depicted President Trump enjoying a day of golf in the swamp.

Why it matters: Next week's cover nods to a magazine cover from another era — a drawing from 1962 about the Berlin Wall ("Wall of Shame") by Boris Artzybasheff for Time Magazine. When it comes to drawing Trump, I’ve kind of hit the wall myself,” Cuneo said. “Half of a face is more than enough."

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