Romek designed a cover for an article about industrial strikes in Britain using an old French engraving of a crowd. He replaced a Tricolour held aloft by a woman with a Union Jack, but inadvertently flipped the flag. Peter Dunbar desperately telephoned Romek on the Monday following publication. Romek recalled: “he said there are sackfuls of mail about the cover, all saying how does a magazine like The Economist make a mistake like this? They thought to blame the mistake on a ‘foreigner designer,’ but ultimately the publisher should have checked. Among the letters was one from an Admiral, congratulating The Economist that ‘there are still people around who know that a Union Jack upside down means disaster’. This saved the day!”. Sadly, we do not have a copy of this cover – let us know if you have an example.