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09.08.2021—8am    Post #19697
Type to the rescue!

I like this cover from The Economist and how it uses type to tell the story.

Take a look at the cover of The Economist above.

The art director here allowed for type to carry the day. It is unusual not to see an illustration accompanying a powerful headline on the covers of The Economist.  

That is the reason I stopped to look when I saw this week’s cover, where the type in the headlines includes “fault lines” to tell us the story: the world’s economy in the Covid era is fractured.

I call these treatments “type attacks”—relying solely on typography (and color) to convey the significance of the story. Bravo for The Economist.

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