NPQ, Winter 2009
BACK STORY: America was in shock. Not because they now had their first black president, but because the economic landscape was suddenly upside down. In the space of a few short months, the US had morphed from the citadel of free-market capitalism and freewheeling consumerism, to a society where middle-class investors had seen their portfolios, upon which they depended on for their retirement, diminished by nearly half. It was a “Crash” of the free market with wide financial consequences.
The process for this cover was fairly simple: just turn the stock market ticker upside down and cut apart the type as if it were breaking apart.