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Washington Post, Earth Day covers
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Washington Post, Earth Day covers

To mark Earth Day 2019, The Washington Post Magazine has highlighted the key aspects of climate change, publishing a special edition of 24 ‘cover’ designs, each promoting a story The Post has written over the past year.

The introduction to the issue opens, ‘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.’

The series of images make great use of photography and illustration and are a clever way to focus minds on the subject of climate change. They add further, timely weight to the messages of David Attenborough’s ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ and the international Extinction Rebellion campaign.

Here’s the entire series, with image credits.

Craig Cutler

Made Up

Aida Muluneh, commissioned by Wateraid

Jess Rotter

Isabelle Cardinal

Hugh Kretschmer

Maria Corte

Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Sergey Nivens/Alamy

Michel and Gabrielle Therin-Weise/Alamy

Kelsey Dake


Michael Woloschinow

Simón Prades

Bobby Doherty

Jonathon Newton, Washington Post

Dennis Hallinan/Alamy

Joan Wong

UK City Images/Alamy

Marvin Joseph, Washington Post

Nancy Liang

Delcan & Co, original photo by Joe Rosenthal

Kylie Alvarez, 8 (the daughter of designer Eddie Alvarez, Washington Post)

Art directors: Christian Font, Elizabeth Hart, Michael Johnson, Suzette Moyer
Photo editor: Dudley M. Brooks
Digital development: Jason Bernert

Read the digital version of the story

Craig Cutler - + @craigcutlerstudio

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