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Illustration: The New Yorker marks 9/11 anniversary with archive of potent covers

Today is the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and a day of sober reflection on that world-changing day. Unsurprisingly The New Yorker has dedicated several covers to the tragedy and its aftermath over the years, and this week they posted a slideshow of 12 of the best. From Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly’s dark-outlined early contribution to more satirical efforts in subsequent years, the covers provide a potent reminder of the power illustration can still wield in modern society.

See the whole selection on The New Yorker website.

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Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly: 9/11/2001 (September 24, 2001)

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Edward Sorel: Street Scene (October 1, 2001)

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Carter Goodrich: What So Proudly We Hailed (November 5, 2001)

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Ana Juan: Dawn Over Lower Manhattan (September 16, 2002)

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Edward Sorel: Tourist (March 3, 2003)