‘New York Times Magazine’ Cover Illustrates 1,027 Palestinian Prisoners

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The New York Times Magazine is known for its lithe, minimal cover designs, and Tim Enthoven’s illustration for the November 13 issue of the popular publication doesn’t stray from that in the slightest. There is still big meaning behind those tiny images, however. The feature story, “The Human Swap: How a Single Israeli Came to Be Worth 1,027 Palestinians,” has 1,028 hand-drawn people on its cover. Each one of them is a Palestinian captive that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to release last month in exchange for the return of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. What do make of this memorable collaboration between design director Arem Duplessis, Editor-in-Chief Hugo Lindgren, and Enthoven? [via Mediabistro]