ministry magazine

This week’s New Yorker cover may be a new favorite. I don’t think we’ll find a more efficient (or sufficiently British) way to portray the absurdity and shock of England’s recent decision to leave the European Union than this illustration. I envy Barry Blitt’s talent at creating topical covers like these that comment on current events with great humor and caricature.

To those who aren’t acquainted, the illustration is referencing the classic Monty Python sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks”, which portrays a government department that focuses on the development of ridiculous walking-styles. A classic example of British humor.