Great design sometimes comes out of traumatic events. Wars, Earthquakes, Tsunamis. As devastating World War II was, many magazines were produced to promote each country’s cause. The Japanese, were responsible for the most beautiful of all propaganda magazines during that period. FRONT was a large-format photo magazine, published in 1942 by the International Press Photography Association under the direction of the army General Staff. It was published in 15 languages, including English, for distribution in Greater East Asia. FRONT was noteworthy for its grand photographic covers and photo-montage interior spreads. The photographers were at the forefront of photography at this time in Japan.