The cover of the November 28th edition of The New Yorker is causing quite a stir, as artist Christoph Niemann’s illustration, “Promised Land,” depicts the pilgrims sneaking across the border.
When the publication spoke with the illustrator about the cover he said, ‘Too often in politics, very complex subjects are being turned into sound bites, so it’s easy to take them apart. I draw a parallel between current immigrants and early settlers — the hope is that it will provide context, to help keep things in perspective. Cartoonists, not politicians, should be the ones who condense political discussions into simple images.’
Niemann is an illustrator, designer, and author of the ‘Abstract Sunday’ column for New York Times Magazine.