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Thank You for Your Servitude by Mark Leibovich

Contributed by XYZ Type on Jun 8th, 2023. Artwork published in
July 2022
Thank You for Your Servitude by Mark Leibovich 1
Source: Penguin Random House. License: All Rights Reserved.

Christopher Brian King designed a comical cover, with illustration by Andrew Rae, for Thank You for Your Servitude. In this journalistic account, Mark Leibovich follows the Republican Party’s culture of submission, sycophancy, and degradation of integrity surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency.

The cover depicts a cast of Republicans such as Mike Pence, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mitch McConnell, Ben Carson, and Sean Hannity bestowing Trump with their infamous expressions and the classic American offerings of ice cream and burgers. The on-the-nose ridicule compounds with Ivanka Trump shilling to the viewer a can of beans, crisis vacationers Chris Christie and Ted Cruz donning souvenir headgear, Lindsey Graham lap dogging, Rudy Giuliani demon-eyed and wined, and Jeff Sessions suited up as an elf.

Fist pumping Capitol insurrectionists riot in the distance, with QAnon Shaman Jake Angeli in the foreground wielding a flag of the subtitle, set in an orderly Gotham Condensed and free-flowing Cortado. The title on the large flag is also set in Cortado; the personality of the font paired with the language of the title reiterate the unironic and unsettling reality of this era of U.S. politics. “This Town” is added in House Slant, visually quoting the cover of that book from 2014.

Thank You for Your Servitude by Mark Leibovich 2
Source: Floris Mreijin. License: All Rights Reserved.


  • Cortado
  • Gotham
  • House Slant




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