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The Economist Magazine’s Negative Space Cover Strikingly Depicts ‘Sex & Power’
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Oct 2018
Video screenshot via The Economist
One year after the birth of the #MeToo movement, The Economist magazine traces how the corporate landscape might have shifted since. The reflection is timely, coinciding with the high-profile Kavanaugh sexual assault case, and proves that there’s still a long way to go before more voices get heard.
For its ‘Sex and power’ issue covering the week of 29 September, the publication commissioned Israel-born illustrator Noma Bar, who’s renowned for his experimentations with negative space, to interpret the theme.
At first glance, Bar’s graphic seems to depict a hand over the rear of a woman. She’s headless, but her raised arms suggest she’s in shock.
Zoom out, and you’ll find that the image is all part of a man’s suit. The woman’s silhouette becomes a tie, and her arms form his collar. Check out the visual below, which was recently uncovered and reshared by The Logo Smith.
Sex & Power / MeToo— Noma Bar (@noma_bar) October 5, 2018
The Economist pic.twitter.com/Ia5EyifhGO
[via The Logo Smith, video via The Economist, images via various sources]
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