Time Magazine Resurrects 'Is God Dead?' Cover

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The April 8, 1966 cover of Time magazine was the first one in the magazine’s history to forego an image. Instead, in red against black background, the publication wondered: “Is God Dead?”

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For this week’s April 3, 2017 issue Trump cover story and telephone interview by Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer, the magazine is paying homage to that famous graphical moment. In a fashion that involved some retro-graphic effort:

In order to produce an exact rendition of the typeface, Time graphic artist Lon Tweeten hand-drew each letter form with fine precision, 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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