A Letter From the Publisher: Jun. 10, 1985

Of all the art forms in TIME, the smallest are the pictorial symbols. Usually less than one inch square, these graphic illustrations appear at the beginning of two or more stories that are related thematically. The elements of last month's cover package on Madonna, for example, were linked by a symbol representing her slinky, peek-a-boo belly button. For this week's cover stories on the Administration's tax program, a hand pouring coins into Uncle Sam's hat is employed. To tie together stories on the cyclone in Bangladesh and the soccer riot in Belgium, an anguished face is used.

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