Impact

Powerful image using Christine Blasey Ford’s words earns TIME magazine ‘Cover of the Year’

The October 15, 2018, cover, 'Her Lasting Impact,' was illustrated by San Francisco-based artist John Mavroudis. (Twitter/@ASME1963)

TIME has won the 2018 Cover of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Editors for its portrayal of Christine Blasey Ford.

The October 15, 2018, cover, ‘Her Lasting Impact,’ was illustrated by San Francisco-based artist John Mavroudis. The portrait uses words and phrases from Ford’s testimony during the Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

It’s wonderful that artist John Mavroudis’ typographic portrait of Christine Blasey Ford’s dramatic testimony, which captures the impact and significance of her voice, can be recognized in this way,” said TIME’s Creative Director D.W. Pine.

Interviewed about the cover art in October, Mavroudis told TIME how he decided to place the hand-lettered words and phrases. “The memory quotes would be attached to her forehead area, and the quotes about wanting to help I placed on her hand. The hand could be seen as welcoming, but also deflecting,” he said.

Following the tumultuous and controversial confirmation hearings, Blasey Ford said that was glad to have fulfilled her “civic duty” by coming forward to accuse the judge of sexually assaulting her — even if the experience was “terrifying” and led to serious repercussions for herself and her family.

“Having done so, I am in awe of the many women and men who have written me to share similar life experiences, and now have bravely shared their experience with friends and family, many for the first time. I send you my heartfelt love and support.”

Read the full story at TIME.

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