Famous Illustrator Wanted To Create 'Attitudes Of Consternation'
The cover of this week's The New Yorker features illustrator Barry Blitt's creation of late, great Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt,Â George Washington,Â Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, and Abe Lincoln all looking disgusted at a television with Donald Trump speaking.
â€œIn most historical portraits, Presidents are noble and dignified,â€ Barry Blitt says ofÂ his coverÂ for this weekâ€™sÂ issue. â€œMy biggest challenge was to alter the Presidentsâ€™ expressions to make them reflect attitudes of consternation.â€
â€” The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 25, 2016
The cover gave some Trump opponents an opportunity to share their thoughts:
â€” Dr. David R Brockman (@drdrbrockman) January 25, 2016
@NewYorker Trump supporters are attracted to the lowest common denominator. They're the lowest of the low.
â€” Justin Hopkins (@JustinLH85) January 25, 2016
How long until Trump disses the New Yorker as a â€˜failing publicationâ€™?: Â Our cover this week. htt... https://t.co/cFuYBlGIrp
â€” Don Gere (@DonGere13) January 25, 2016