The iconic 80s image heralds in a new era.
Newspapers around the world ran the same grim lead story yesterday morning usually with Presidential incumbent Donald Trump’s smirking face on the frontpage. The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, found a more apt image in Gee Vaucher’s painting Liberty, head buried in her hands and the simple question “What have they done?”
Vaucher, a punk icon and the longtime partner of Crass co-founder Penny Rimbaud, contributed important protest art throughout the 1980s while England was under the command of Margaret Thatcher. Among her most memorable pieces was a cover for Crass’ ‘You’re Already Dead,’ which featured the Prime Minister with her eyes scratched out.
Take a look at the cover below and read more reactions to the political upset.
Tomorrow's Daily Mirror front page: It's President Trump, what have they done? #tomorrowspaperstoday #PresidentTrump https://t.co/lO35RU7SOH pic.twitter.com/0mMrqZYyA9
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 9, 2016