#6 ASME's Top 40
ASME's Top 40 Best Magazine Covers of the Last 40 Years:
September 24, 2001
New Yorker Covers Editor Franoise Mouly repositioned Art Spiegelmans silhouettes, inspired by Ad Reinhardt's black-on-black paintings, so that the north tower's antenna breaks the "W" of the magazine's logo. Spiegelman wanted to see the emptiness, and find the awful/awe-filled image of all that disappeared the on 9/11. The silhouetted Twin Towers were printed in a fifth, black ink, on a field of black made up of the standard four color printing inks. An overprinted clear varnish helps create the ghost images that linger, insisting on their presence through the blackness.