151 Years of Atlantic Covers

(Play this slideshow automatically using the play button on the left or click through the images individually using the arrows on the right. Push the button in the lower right-hand corner to enter full screen mode.)A Question of Balance by Michael Bierut
The Atlantic, November 2008

"Every magazine that you and I like has a personality. We are drawn to it, issue after issue, by a combination of the comfort of familiarity and the promise of surprise. The process of redesign, then, is simply one of discovering the right visual analogue for a distinctive editorial voice, one that allows for both constancy and change."

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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