After Tuesday’s election ushered in a wave of new Democratic House members who are more diverse than ever before, The New Yorker unveiled next week’s cover, which captures that historic achievement perfectly with the use of watercolor and ink.
It’s called “Welcome to Congress” and features several women and men of color entering an otherwise white male Congress. It was painted by political cartoonist Billy Blitt who said:
“In all the rancor and madness of the past few weeks (hell, the past few years), it appears we’ve just lived through a nice moment.”
You can see the cover below:
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 9, 2018
People couldn’t stop hailing it:
The latest New Yorker cover is such a fantastic use of ink and watercolor to celebrate the new class of women of color in government pic.twitter.com/3UaH45EMWZ
— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) November 9, 2018
— deray (@deray) November 9, 2018
The @NewYorker welcomes the incoming Congressional class with a brilliant cover; perfectly depicting how the American people elected the youngest & most diverse set of representatives in history. pic.twitter.com/RRL29UZI4y
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) November 10, 2018
And saw some familiar faces crashing through the door to Congress:
— jordan (@JordanUhl) November 9, 2018
The new cover of the @NewYorker is everything.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 10, 2018
“The New Yorker” put into perspective just how diverse this new class of Congress is: