July 14, 2008

Obama New Yorker Cover Remix

Based upon the Kevin Drum/ Washington Monthly suggestion, I remixed this week's New Yorker Cover based upon Barry Blitt's Illustration. It is much funnier with the thought bubble and McCain. I think it will be easy for people in the current climate to misunderstand the original. But the remix makes it easier to get that it's supposed to be funny.

New Yorker Cover Remix:  Obama's with McCain Thought Bubble

Posted by Mary Hodder at July 14, 2008 12:16 PM | TrackBack

I like it! Nice one.

Posted by: Dave Munger at July 15, 2008 06:18 AM

I think the New Yorker should apologize for its cover. As a prominent publication, the New Yorker has a greater responsibility to the consequences of its art than to the art itself.

There's a campaign to get the New Yorker to apologize:


Posted by: sbc100 at July 15, 2008 01:34 PM


Posted by: ModDem at July 15, 2008 06:06 PM

Love it. That's going up on my blog.

Posted by: Leon at July 15, 2008 10:10 PM

Check out this response from This Modern World:


Posted by: Barry Deutsch at July 16, 2008 03:35 PM

This is exactly what I was thinking when I read their justification for the picture. If they're trying to portray the right-wing worst-case-scenario thinking about Obama, a little context is needed. Even just a right-winger with a thought balloon would have made it clear. But as always, magazines exist to sell copies and get publicity so they accomplished their real goals, whatever their artistic goals may be.

Posted by: Matt Grommes at July 17, 2008 02:20 PM

I apologize for self-linking, I never do this, but linking to my own illustration re this cover -- months later I still fume when I think about it.


Posted by: azita at September 18, 2008 09:17 PM