illustration for slate about the run up to november for the democrat and republican presidential campaigns. i have probably been watching too much of the olympics, but a marathon sprint between elephant and donkey was too much to resist. also, for you pre-season football fans out there (pico), illegal armbars! the sprint concept also worked well as these slate covers don’t employ a lot of lead time (the background and winding road came after the final, in a casual chat with the AD).
slate: 82 days and counting, by john dickerson
i am amused that the story was titled 82 days, and on the cover, it’s 81 days. oh well.