New Yorker covers have long been the Upper East Side equivalent of New York Post covers, provocative instead of controversial, elegant rather than brash, but just as much designed to snag the eye of newsstand passersby.
“Bad Chemistry,” next week’s cover, doesn’t disappoint, collapsing into one image pop culture’s favorite anti-hero and our globe’s antagonist du jour. Walter White, meet Bashar al-Assad:
“Seems like there’s never a shortage of real life villains to make even the most conscience-free fictional character look comic in comparison,” said the cover’s artist Barry Blitt. “Alas.”
[Image via TNY]
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