Klan Trump, Lioness DiFi, and Other Favorite Illustrations From 2017

Jarring and clever art from our magazine.

In 2017, we covered everything from the rise of the alt-right and Trump’s Russian connections to what doctors don’t tell you about pregnancy. Along the way, some very brainy and bold artists lent us their creativity and sweat: For instance, Pushart’s Megan Berkheiser and Mike Caldwell cut out plastic utensils from paper to reconstruct a great wave of forks and spoons. Illustrator Wesley Bedrosian created a gripping rendering of California Senator Dianne Feinstein, re-imagining her as a lioness clawing at her handler.

More than 40 illustrations were commissioned for our stories last year, and though narrowing down the picks was hard, here are our favorites. (And a quick note that these illustrations look especially great in print. You can get a copy of the latest issue here—or get a friend a gift subscription for $10 a year.)

 

Make America Hate Again
Illustration by Justin Renteria


Don’t Mourn. Fight.
Illustration by Mike McQuade


What to Expect
Illustration by Noma Bar


Heavens to Betsy
Illustration by Tim O’Brien


Rules for Radicals
Illustration by Chris Visions


Who Moved My Teachers?
Illustration by Dale Stephanos


“Some Form of Punishment”
Illustration by Gracia Lam


Trump Vs. the Law
Illustration by Morten Morland


The Lioness in Winter
Illustration by Wesley Bedrosian


Oil and Water
Illustration by Jason Holley


The Russian Connection
Illustration by Noma Bar


The Russian Connection
Illustration by Mike McQuade


The Worst of Tines
Illustration by Pushart


Here Comes the Bribe
Illustration by Zohar Lazar


Want to Boot Trump?
Illustration by Edel Rodriguez


Inconceivable
Illustration by Hanna Barczyk


Designer Genes
Illustration by arn0


Taking Pains and The Dental Divide
Illustrations by Matt Chase


Remote Controlled
Illustration by Jesse Lenz


Clean Slate Club
Illustration by Michael George Haddad


Rigged
Illustration by Matt Chase


Can We Talk?
Illustration by Gerard Dubois


Insomniac’s Little Helper
Illustration by Thomas Fuchs


You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot
Illustration by Roberto Parada

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