DoomsdayClock_black_7mins_regmark.jpg

7 minutes to midnight
1947

IT IS 7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

DoomsdayClock_black_7mins_regmark.jpg

7 minutes to midnight

As the Bulletin evolves from a newsletter into a magazine, the Clock appears on the cover for the first time. It symbolizes the urgency of the nuclear dangers that the magazine's founders — and the broader scientific community — are trying to convey to the public and political leaders around the world. Read about Martyl Langsdorf, the creator of the Doomsday Clock, and read her note about how and why she came up with the design for what graphic designer Michael Beirut calls "the most powerful piece of information design of the 20th Century."