Thursday, June 18, 2009


It's been a while since my last blog, right? I apologize... I'm falling into the rut of summer slackery and am contemplating how to renovate my newly acquired design portfolio site at

Today I simply provide an image for you to ponder. Take a look at the image below. Notice anything odd?

Look again. Do you see anything funnily intentional? Check out that 'M' behind former President Clinton. Rather, check out the part of the 'M' you can see. Does it not create the illusion of devil horns?

I figure there's a very, very slight chance this went unnoticed by Time, but I highly doubt it. It seems any designer with an ounce of experience would have taken into account the way typography affected the rest of the graphics on this cover, especially since this designer likely played with putting 'Time' completely in front of our friend Bill.

Was this an act of uneasy foreshadowing? A lighthearted joke? Either way, it caused quite a stir back in the day!

-J. Gibb

P.S. I stumbled upon this magazine cover in the pictorial article "Magazine Covers that Shook the World" at