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MICA faculty member creates New Yorker cover memorializing Las Vegas shooting victims

Maryland Institute College of Art faculty member David Plunkert is behind a striking cover for The New Yorker magazine that memorializes the victims from the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The cover for the Oct. 16 issue is peppered with a bullets — each one bearing the name of a victim of the Oct. 1 shooting at a Las Vegas concert that killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

“Based on the prevalence of guns in this country, there’s a bullet for every man, woman, and child,” Plunkert, an illustration faculty member and graphic designer at MICA, told The New Yorker about the cover, titled “October 1, 2017: One Day in a Nation of Guns.

This is the second New Yorker cover Plunkert has designed in recent months.

In August, he was responsible for creating an image of President Donald Trump in a boat blowing at a sail that resembles a white Klu Klux Klan hood. That cover came in the aftermath of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Plunkert tweeted out his most recent cover on Friday.

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