This custom lettering treatment and background design was loosely inspired by communist propaganda posters, while maintaining some of the general shapes and proportions of Franklin Gothic (Time’s type family). Our lettering of the hilarious headline “Lil’ Kim” was created to pair with an awesome propaganda-style portrait of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by illustrator Tim O’Brien. During the design process, we tried a bunch of other directions for the headline lettering, including a few inspired by that other Lil’ Kim. Art Director: D.W. Pine