August 5, 2008
Like the otherwise siamese twins need names and arrows in separate colors for us to tell them apart on the economy???
Beyond pure graphic license, I thoroughly don’t understand the point of fusing these two at the shoulder. You see, funny moves like these carry connotations. Starting with the gesture I called out recently by the LAT, there seems to be some media instinct out there to blur the difference between these fundamentally different candidates.
Note to TIME: As much as the visual metaphor shouts it out, these two are nowhere close to being cut from the same cloth.
(images: Platon. TIME. Aug. 11, 2008 cover. Table of Contents here.)