Vladimir Putin may have influenced the U.S. Presidential election, but his plans are much bigger. Barry Blitt, the artist behind the cover of next week’s issue, says in a riff on the magazine’s first cover, from 1925, by Rea Irvin.
“I’m boning up on my Cyrillic.”
Blitt imagines a future in which The New Yorker‘s dandy mascot has become Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley and the creature under scrutiny a tiny Donald Trump. Blitt is calling this “the butterfly effect” but he’s not the only one, inside the issue, Active Measures, is an investigation into the Trump-Putin drama by Evan Osnos, Joshua Yaffa and editor in chief David Remnick. Comrades, The New Yorker is on newsstands Monday.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 25, 2017
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