Time puts Christine Blasey Ford testimony on magazine cover

Time puts Christine Blasey Ford testimony on magazine cover
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The latest cover of Time Magazine features a portrait of Christine Blasey Ford composed of quotes from her testimony last week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

San Francisco-based artist John Mavroudis recreated Ford's likeness by drawing letters by hand using phrases from her testimony, according to the magazine. The depiction shows Ford raising her right hand as she took an oath to tell the truth prior to her testimony. 

Ford testified for several hours last week in front of the committee, describing the incident when she says she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Kavanaugh has denied Ford's accusation and separate accusations of sexual misconduct brought forward by Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.

Mavroudis described his process for creating the cover in an interview with Time, telling the magazine that it was like "putting a jigsaw puzzle together."

“This particular process is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, but with an infinite number of possibilities,” Mavroudis said. “I started with an image of Ford and then drew the words in where they might be appropriate.”

“The memory quotes would be attached to her forehead area, and the quotes about wanting to help I placed on her hand. The hand could be seen as welcoming, but also deflecting. It’s a fascinating process to watch the face take shape, while hoping that you’ve captured the essence," Mavroudis added. 

According to the magazine, the Ford cover marked the second time in Time's history that the cover image was created through typography. The first came in October 2012, when the cover depicted then-presidential nominees Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyProgressive Democrats ramp up attacks on private equity Deval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field MORE and former President Obama.