Today is Earth Day and yesterday The Washington Post released 24 covers for its issue of their Sunday magazine in honor of the day, saying it was: “… a different way to read and think about the peril facing Earth.”
Climate Change increasingly becomes a terrifyingly frequent news piece, and The Washington Post writes:
…the sheer volume of news can make it tough for even the most conscientious citizen to comprehend the full scale of the crisis.
Wishing to make the topic engaging and understandable for everyone, the Sunday magazine looked back at each of the climate change related stories that the newspaper has published this past year, creating a cover for each individual article, 24 in total.
The commission and design of each the covers places visual importance on each one:
A successful magazine cover accomplishes a few things: It elevates the importance of an article; it finds a way to grab your attention; it persuades you to learn more about the topic at hand. Which is why a series of magazine covers may be the perfect way to read about climate change – a topic where the grim particulars all too often seem to run together. Each of the climate stories within the issue are critical to understanding the peril facing Earth. In other words, each is worthy of its own magazine cover.
Here is a link for a a look at the other covers:https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/magazine/climate-change-covers/?utm_term=.a48f461f73f9