TV Guide Magazine Cover By Peter Max
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Our November 1988 election issue was right up counterculture artist Peter Max's alley. "I am very patriotically involved in this amazingly creative country, which TV Guide is a major aspect of," says Max, 75, who painted two other covers for us. On this one, he explains, "America's creativity is being broadcast out to the world. The rays of planet Earth are going into space and the satellite next to the star bounces off sounds and images onto American television." The vibrant image of a flag waving through the screen, he says, was a spontaneous creation, but the colors are intentionally symbolic. "The flag is red, white and blue. TV Guide's logo is red and white, and that's what I remember thinking at the time."