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Latest New Yorker Cover Addresses Ferguson Rift With Saarinen's Iconic Arch

Latest New Yorker Cover Addresses Ferguson Rift With Saarinen's Iconic Arch
Latest New Yorker Cover Addresses Ferguson Rift With Saarinen's Iconic Arch, The Cover of The New Yorker's December 8th Issue. Image © The New Yorker / Bob Staake via newyorker.com
The Cover of The New Yorker's December 8th Issue. Image © The New Yorker / Bob Staake via newyorker.com

With their latest cover, The New Yorker is addressing the tragic unrest in Ferguson which has followed Monday's decision not to indict the officer who shot Michael Brown in August, using an image of Eero Saarinen's iconic Gateway Arch. The image, designed by Bob Staake, shows the arch divided, black on one side and white on the other in reference to the racial tensions that underpin the dispute. "At first glance, one might see a representation of the Gateway Arch as split and divided," says Staake, "but my hope is that the events in Ferguson will provide a bridge and an opportunity for the city." To read more about the ideas behind Staake's design, visit The New Yorker's website.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Latest New Yorker Cover Addresses Ferguson Rift With Saarinen's Iconic Arch" 28 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/572717/latest-new-yorker-cover-addresses-ferguson-rift-with-saarinen-s-iconic-arch/> ISSN 0719-8884
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