ART STUDENTS IMAGINE A WORLD AFTER COVID-19 IN NEW YORKER-STYLE ART PROJECT

Each cover illustrated by the students imagines what they think life will be like after the pandemic and explores themes of reconnection, loss and nature – while incorporating the heavily stylized illustration themes the New Yorker magazine covers are famous for.

An example of a mock New Yorker style magazine cover by Hanuka's student Chenmiao Shi (Tomer Hanuka/Chenmiao Shi/supplied)

TORONTO — Tomer Hanuka, who has been an artist for more than 20 years, gave his third-year illustration students at New York’s School of Visual Arts a project prior to their summer break – to imagine life after the COVID-19 pandemic, in the style of a New Yorker magazine cover.

“I really wanted to send them off to the summer feeling good in a positive headspace…they had a tough year like everybody else and I was trying to kind of spin that a bit,” Hanuka said in a telephone interview with CTVNews.ca Thursday.

Each cover illustrated by the students imagines what they think life will be like after the pandemic and explores themes of reconnection, loss and nature – while incorporating the heavily stylized illustration themes the New Yorker magazine covers are famous for.

When Hanuka posted his students’ work on Twitter, the positive reaction was overwhelming.

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