Where form meets function

Time Magazine will be releasing a special issue this week on the death of terrorist and al Queda leader Osama Bin Laden. Opinions go in all directions on how this situation has been handled. One thing is for sure sending a clear message – the red x treatment was saved until now by Time Magazine for a very specific group of people. Over the years covers in this style appeared with Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The Time’s cover illustration was done by Tim O’Brien.

The artist explains the cover himself here.

Take a full look at the cover after the jump.

Time Magazine 'Osama Bin Laden Dead' Cover

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