The publication’s art director, Francoise Mouly said the election results "felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force"
The latest cover of popular American publication, The New Yorker has delivered a sobering take on what the future may hold following Donald Trump’s election.
The magazine has long been critical of the President-elect and its editor, David Remnick has made no secret of his distaste for the Republican nominee.
In a nod to Trump’s campaign pledge to build a wall along America’s border with Mexico, the November cover features nothing but red bricks piled high enough to partially block out the iconic logo.
The publication’s art director, Francoise Mouly said the illustration aims to capture the shock many American’s felt following Trump’s upset victory.
"When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force," he wrote on the New Yorker website.
In a piece posted shortly after the announcement, Remnick called the result, “nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism.”
Describing Trump’s victory as a, “sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy” he called the President-elect a “con who did little to spurn endorsement by forces of xenophobia and white supremacy.”
“To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honourably and fiercely in the name of American ideals - that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do,” he said.
The cover was illustrated by artist Bob Staake and will feature in the November 21st issue of the magazine.