Several magazines broke with their own design traditions
to participate in the United We Stand campaign. Reader's
Digest moved its table of contents to the back cover to
make room for the flag on the front. Harpers placed
a flag in the middle of its normally solid-orange cover. Modern
Packaging omitted its title from the cover to protect
the symbolism of the flag, as explained on a printed wrapper.
When National Geographic displayed the flag, it was
the first time the front cover included a picture with the
text. And, as its editors noted, never before had Time
featured an inanimate thing on the cover instead
of a famous person.