Max Löffler
America and the Virus: ‘A Colossal Failure of Leadership’


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I tried to capture the surreal nature of the American present back then in October 2020, along with the idea of neglect, anxiety, and chaos. Surgical gloved hands symbolize attempts to fight the virus: they are trying to hold everything together/keep balance, but they’re being overwhelmed by the complete mismanagement and the virus itself, symbolized by the surrounding, swallowing dark.

How was the illustration used:
The New York Times Opinion Page Article

How did you make this work:
The illustration was digitally drawn with a Wacom tablet.

Commissioner Name :
Nicholas Konrad
Commissioner Company :
The New York Times

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Max is a freelance illustrator from Germany working primarily in the fields of album and poster artwork as well as editorial illustration. However, he's basically curious about everything that needs some smart and concept-driven or atmospheric imagery. Clients include The New Yorker , The New York Times , DIE ZEIT, Google, GLOBE, Volcom, Haydenshapes, Vans, The National, and Mondo, among others.