Biden Should ...

The Washington Post Magazine asked 14 wonks and journalists from across the political spectrum to propose one surprising thing that Biden should do as president. Their mandate was to highlight a creative idea that our readers might not have thought of — not necessarily the obvious policy measures that are at the forefront of political discussion. We also asked seven artists to propose — and illustrate — ideas of their own. You can see the full project at

Credits: Art direction by Clare Ramirez and Suzette Moyer; digital development and print design by Clare Ramirez; edited by Richard Just.



Design editor Suzette Moyer and I worked with seven illustrators for this project. In our search, we considered artists' backgrounds, location and style, which resulted in illustrations that had a range of styles and ideas. We asked them what topic they were interested in addressing so as not to have overlapping topics; they responded with immigration, student loans, and gun reform to name a few. The artists we worked with were Jose Berrio, Louisa Bertman, Eric Hanson, Rebecca Hendin, Shema Love, Ndubisi Okoye, and Jesse Zhang.

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This project ran in print on Jan. 17, 2021, just three days before Joe Biden's inauguration.


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