The Mario Blog
02.10.2017—6pm
The Economist does it again

Have to love the cover concept for the new issue of The Economist.

This is the weekend edition of TheMarioBlog and will be updated as needed. The next blog post is Monday, Feb. 13.

This is the cover of the Feb. 11 edition of The Economist.  Just in time for St. Valentine's Day.

Here is a highlight of the magazine's editorial:

For an American president to suggest that his own country is as murderous as Russia is unprecedented, wrong and a gift to Moscow’s propagandists. And for Mr Trump to think that Mr Putin has much to offer America is a miscalculation not just of Russian power and interests, but also of the value of what America might have to give up in return

The theme is one that has been exploited before. In fact, The Washington Post reported on a mural depicting a Trump/Putin kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016.

And a sketch on Saturday Night Live had Alec Baldwin kissing the actor who played Putin.

I have written a piece for Columbia Journalism Review recently about the challenge for designers to keep up with the twists and turns of daily affairs in the Trump White House.

The Trump/Putin relationship—whatever it turns out to be—will continue to play big, and I think that the “affection” between the two will be displayed with what has now become those iconic kisses.

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