Just when I had started to give up on the staying power of Sunday papers, on Sept. 11, 2011, their front pages unsettled and resettled me. From Alabama to Hawaii, they evoked powerful, mixed emotions — desperation and determination; hatred and hope. These newspapers reminded America of who we were on Sept. 11, 2001, who we are today, and who we ache to become.
By using type, color, photos and illustration, these 25 front pages convey the power of deliberative design. By using tower imagery, illustration, flags and iconic photos, they carry the power of the moment.
All front pages appear courtesy of the Newseum; some have been cropped to remove ads.
Front pages that used tower imagery
Front pages that used illustrations
Front pages that used flags
Front pages that used iconic photography
CORRECTION:A previous version of this story included a caption for Público that misidentified the newspaper’s location.