August 5, 2008



Like the otherwise siamese twins need names and arrows in separate colors for us to tell them apart on the economy???

Beyond pure graphic license, I thoroughly don’t understand the point of fusing these two at the shoulder. You see, funny moves like these carry connotations.  Starting with the gesture I called out recently by the LAT, there seems to be some media instinct out there to blur the difference between these fundamentally different candidates.

Note to TIME:  As much as the visual metaphor shouts it out, these two are nowhere close to being cut from the same cloth.

(images: Platon.  TIME.  Aug. 11, 2008 cover. Table of Contents here.)

Post By

Michael Shaw
See other posts by Michael here.

The Big Picture

Follow us on Instagram (@readingthepictures) and Twitter (@readingthepix), and


A curated collection of pieces related to our most-popular subject matter.


Comments Powered by Disqus