From the Publisher: Apr 16 1990

They are sprinkled through TIME every week: clever, colorful charts and diagrams that grab the eye, tantalize the brain and make one want to read the story. This week's issue is no exception. To illuminate the cover stories on particle physics, artist Joe Lertola created a series of arresting graphics that make even so intricate a subject attractive to the reader.

To do so, Lertola, a native of Morristown, N.J., who graduated from Pratt Institute's School of Art and Design in Brooklyn in 1978, has traded in his old technical pens for the zip and click of an electronic mouse and...

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