From featuring polemic work on its cover to becoming an art director at Time Magazine, Edel Rodríguez
certainly has a way with imagery. You might have seen his Trump in flames, Mao in a Louis Vuitton suit or Che Guevara in the Nike tick beret. Fellow art director at Time, Arthur Hochstein, locates Rodriguez’ work as transcendent of illustration due to its timeless quality, and we couldn’t agree more. We talk to the Cuban-born artist about truth, censorship and the danger of, albeit unintentionally, satirising some of the most powerful men alive.