President Donald Trump is all fired up on the cover of Time’s latest issue, which highlights the president’s first year in office. The “Year One” cover, designed by artist Edel Rodriguez, turns Trump’s yellow hair into a blazing inferno—illustrating the “fire and fury” that have occurred since Trump’s inauguration nearly one year ago.
According to Time, the cover was inspired by Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” in addition to Trump’s threat of “fire and fury” against North Korea. “We used to live where the United States was a pretty steady country, and now you wake up every day and try to figure out where’s the next fire, where do we have to go, what do we have to try to contain,” Rodriguez said. “It’s sort of this President that you’re always trying to contain, like a wildfire that’s moving from one place to the other at all times.” The animated cover has been viewed more than 125,000 times on Twitter.
— TIME (@TIME) January 11, 2018
This isn’t the first time Rodriguez’s work has captured the attention of thousands on social media. He has designed other viral Time covers, in addition to art for Der Spiegel magazine. His simple yet powerful illustrations include “The Wrecking Crew,” “America First,” “Meltdown” and the infamous “Total Meltdown,” which was recognized as the American Society of Magazine Editors Cover of the Year last year.
Many of his illustrations depict Trump with a bright orange face and burning yellow hair. Rodriguez used those same elements when he created his own interpretation of the “Fire and Fury” cover, which again depicts a screaming and fired-up Trump.
See how social media reacted to Time’s “Year One” cover below:
Social Media Reacts to Time’s Fiery “Year One”Donald Trump Cover
— Women"s March London (@womensmarchlon) January 11, 2018
— Amy Couch (@amy_m_couch) January 11, 2018
Probably not one for the office wall… https://t.co/2wD3iPmGOU
— Khaleda Rahman (@khaleda) January 11, 2018
excellent visual to represent all of 2017… https://t.co/oDeEijOv9x
— Camp Kayio (@CampKayio) January 11, 2018
He"ll be thrilled. He"s on the cover with "yuge" hair.
— just L (@justL1209) January 11, 2018
Nice one pic.twitter.com/hb4SWUjwWq
— Nazli Karakoc (@nazli_karakoc) January 11, 2018
Okay, this is awesome. https://t.co/uaMMfCHhwv
— Patti Daniels (@pattidan) January 11, 2018
Has it been a year? It feels like ten.
— Dave Matt (@davematt88) January 11, 2018
I thought the saying was “ liar, liar, pants on fire,” not hair but this works too.
— Sherry Sheffield (@sherrysheff) January 11, 2018
What are your thoughts on Time’s “Year One” Donald Trump cover? How do you feel about Rodriguez’s other covers? Sound off in the comments section below!
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