Officially-licensed, limited edition 24x36” screen-printed posters (via merlin)
So this just happened.
NUMBER ONE ON REDDIT.
Good lord I wish I could show this to my instructor now who thought this was failed concept.
TIME magazine founder Henry Luce as a young boy, posing in his rocking chair. China, 1901.
We debut a new font this week.
For our Person of the Year print salute to The Protester, the TIME editors wanted something special. Sometimes, that means finding the perfect Sans-serif. For the first time since the magazine’s redesign in 2007, TIME has added a new font – Franklin ITC Pro Thin. It’s just one of many details that makes this issue memorable to us.
Welcome to the family, Franklin Thin. We can’t wait to see more of you.
In early 1937, TIME selected Wallis Warfield Simpson, the divorcee whose relationship with Edward Vlll led him to abdicate the British throne, as the 1936 “Woman of the Year.” Readers complained about the choice, claiming the American divorcee didn’t deserve the distinction. TIME editors listed their reason for selecting her in the article’s deck:
“In the entire history of Great Britain there has been only one voluntary royal abdication and it came about in 1936 solely because of one woman, Mrs. Simpson.”
Wallis Simpson’s life has continued to fascinate and has been the subject of more than a few scandalizing books and films, including the just-released “W.E.” Directed by Madonna, the film stars Andrea Riseborough and James D’Arcy as Wallis and Edward, laying out the couple’s relationship from their own perspective. However promising, TIME film critic Richard Corliss called the movie a candidate to be one of the worst of the year, writing, “True love never looked so uncomfortable.”