The New Yorker’s cover next week pays a powerful tribute to the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95:
The cover was drawn by artist Kadir Nelson.
“From looking at the photos of the time, I could see that the energy around him was very strong and that his peers were very much with and behind him,” Nelson said. “He was clearly a leader. I wanted to make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter.
Check out the full backstory behind the cover here.
And as far as media tributes go, this from The Onion is pretty perfect.
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