TIME Is Truth Dead?

TIME Is Truth Dead?

TIME Magazine, April 3rd, 2017. Is ___ Dead? is one of the most iconic cover designs in TIME's 98-year history. Originally published on April 8, 1966, "Is God Dead?" was the first cover in the brand's storied history to include only typography with no image and was designed for a story by TIME religion editor John Elson. More than a half century later, in response to President Donald Trump and the truth, TIME’s April 3, 2017 cover asked “Is Truth Dead?” At the time, editor Nancy Gibbs wrote: “just like many said they believed in God in 1966, many today would say they believe in Truth, and yet we find ourselves having an intense debate over its role and power in the face of a President who treats it like a toy. What does he actually believe? Does it count as lying if he believes what he says?” This is an exclusive series of three incredibly prescient TIME covers, including one of the most iconic covers in TIME’s 98-year history, and the first-ever cover designed exclusively as a NFT. The typography used on the 1966 cover was based on Bodoni Poster, designed by Chauncey H. Griffith in 1929. The bold contrasting strokes, strong verticality and easily recognizable serifs and ball terminals were perfectly suited for advertisements, posters and signs in the early 20th century. The typography on the two most recent covers needed to be hand drawn, as we could find no modern type foundry which has an exact interpretation of the one used on the original cover.

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