TIME Magazine has created some iconic covers since its inception in 1923. The June 2018 issue is no exception. This month, TIME has recreated its famous cover using drones to showcase its special report on the drone age (an analysis on how drones are transforming our world). Shooting the photo was a complex project and one of the biggest drone light shows ever to take place in the US. Some facts and figures:


  • 958 illuminated drones were used to create the red logo and border.
  • The display was 100 metres tall.
  • TIME partnered with Intel’s Drone Light Show team to create the cover.
  • The drones were launched in Folsom, California (Intel has a campus here).
  • The cover photo is a still frame taken from footage filmed by a drone.
  • Using a drone is a first in TIME’s 95-year history.

The Making Of TIME’s Drone Cover

Watch how TIME’s drone cover was created with 958 of Intel’s Shooting Star drones.

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