Nowadays, we've lost some of that artistic tradition, save for notable standouts Nature Chemistry and Angewandte Chemie. Hence, my confusion when looking at this week's Angewandte cover art - does anyone understand what's going on here?
Best I can tell, this graphic is a nod to Prof. Younan Xia's excellent overview of the benefits and risks inherent to nano-scale research. But the graphic appears (to me, anyway) to resemble two angry Pokemon fighting over the sword from Legend of Zelda. About the only chemistry I see? Blink, and you'll miss it: along the blade are five tiny emblems meant to represent common nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes or micelles.
Readers, am I missing something obvious here, or does this not really communicate the depth of Prof. Xia's review issue?