A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

June 25th, 2024 • Quill Archives
First person: The man behind the notorious Simpson Time cover shares his story

Time magazine hired illustrator and photographer Matt Mahurin to design its June 27, 1994, cover featuring O.J. Simpson. Mahurin reflects on his decision to darken a police mug shot of Simpson and the controversy that followed in “The Imagemaker’s Handbook,” his five-volume exploration of life as a professional artist, coming out this fall.