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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