Evolution of The New York Times front page

Feb 21, 2017

From Josh Begley, this quickfire flip book shows every New York Times front page since 1852. Watch the shift from all words, to a handful of small pictures, to larger pictures, to color, and then more color pictures.

It reminds me of the flip book for the Hawaiian Star and the comparison of pages for popular science magazines, which show a similar evolution.

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