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Monday, February 1, 2016


"Bad Reception" by Barry Blitt, published February 1, 2016, The New Yorker magazine
The recent New Yorker magazine cover of Feb. 1 says plenty about our ‘merica’s political system.  One thought comes to mind: it’s a reflection showing us one-more-time how money rules because if the average wage earner espoused the views of many of the candidates they’d be ignored with a roll of collective eyes and branded: red neck.  But, if you have billions the first amendment is your mass media cuppa tea while the rest of us have blogs.

Many in response to the New Yorker cover [above] have pounding their computer keyboards so hard that flames have been seen coming out of their caves.  They are quick to howl all the President’s shown on illustrator Barry Blitt’s New Yorker cover had flaws.

Let us count the flaws.

Oh, where to start?

Oh, where to shutup.

Nice cover, Barry, seriously.

Here’s more on Barry from the New Yorker (photo from 'net, captioning by Pillar to Post Daily Online magazine):
Barry Blitt, 57, is a cartoonist and an illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than 80 covers to the New Yorker, including “Deluged,” which was voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006 (see below), and “The Politics of Fear,” a finalist for the same award in 2009.

Artist as seen from the left
Artist as seen from the right
His work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, and the Atlantic, and he illustrated Frank Rich’s New York Times. He has been honored with exhibitions and awards from the Society of Illustrators, Print, and American Illustration, and is a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

His work for children includes “George Washington’s Birthday” and “Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds).” Video on Vimeo:

Cover of the Year in 2006:
Aftermath of Katrina

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