How did Richard Simmons become the number one podcast on Itunes and a cultural obsession? Maybe the time was right to shift our attention from dark times to try to bring back a campy public figure whose positivity we sorely needed. Or maybe it gave us the much needed sequel to Serial. Who knows? This NYTimes article explains it better than I could. In making the artwork we commissioned illustrator/designer Timothy Mcauliffe. Tim and I discussed how we could capture the Simmons persona along with Dan Taberski's introspective storytelling and the mystery behind the podcast's storyline. We ended with this moody illustration, a nod to Magritte and Simmons' unmistakable fro.