Next Week’s Brilliant New Yorker Cover Takes on Ferguson

This stunning New Yorker cover seems destined to take its place among the magazine’s pantheon of illustrations that merge iconographic simplicity with sharp social commentary. As the artist, Bob Staake, explains to the magazine, his overt depiction of a city’s division is accompanied by a wish:

At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided, but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city, and also for the country, to learn and come together.

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[Image via The New Yorker]