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The New Yorker Magazine Grippingly Mourns Loss Of RBG On Negative-Space Cover
By Mikelle Leow, 24 Sep 2020
Image via New Yorker Magazine
The New Yorker turned its 5 October 2020 cover black and white to pay tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who held her position until she died on 18 September.
In the impactful piece by American illustrator Bob Staake, Ginburg’s legacy of bringing change to women’s rights and gender equality can be felt in her absence.
The reader’s eyes fills in the blanks of the haunting optical-illusion portrait, helped simply by a quintessential collar with female symbols as the lace.
The artist explained that he needed a graphic metaphor that “embodied Ginsburg’s life and legacy.” One that, of course, also represented Ginsburg’s “honest and no-nonsense” character.
The depicted lace collar not only symbolizes the late American icon, but also “women everywhere,” shared Françoise Mouly, the publication’s art editor.
[via Ad Age, images via New Yorker Magazine]
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