The Verge has an interesting article on the decline in newspaper advertisment since its peek in 2000
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Its Hard to remember a world before the delete key and spell check.
“BALTIMORE–MICA announces its intent to acquire approximately 75 percent of the historic Globe Poster Company working collection of wood type, images and illustrations employed for letterpress printing. MICA will use items in the collection as academic and research resources while preserving the legacy of these historic assets. After the acquisition is complete, young artists and designers will have the opportunity to learn first-hand traditional printing practices even as they explore contemporary methods in the digital age.”
Congrats to the MICA printmaking department faculty who I know have been working hard to make this happen. Amazing.
News and image via Printeresting.
So – obviously – we are making some changes to the site. We will have the old zines – along with some new ones – on-line again soon. In the mean time I’m happy to announce the beginning of an on-going project. Of Note is an on-going examination in-print of the interaction between the human hand and the surrounding world. Each issue consists of one 11 x 17 sheet folded in quarters and are very much in the spirit of this blog. More here. These are free ‘zines – but we are still figuring out how to distribute them. Until we do – feel free to get in touch and we will get you some.
Two print-centric events are happening tonight in Philadelphia, both focused on the distribution of free, non-commercial artists’ publications.
Amze Emmons curates Refugee Reading Room at Space 1026 (above).
And there is a release party for the new issue of MEGAWORDS at Dan’s ‘zine shop, 319 N 11th St. 2nd Floor.
And, separately, don’t forget the opening of THESE FRIENDS 2 at THIS, Los Angeles, also tonight.
From Megawords, one of our favorite publications:
“A solo exhibition created by Megawords magazine opens Friday, March 5th at Printed Matter in New York City. The show will offer an introduction to the entire project, including displays of all past issues, photos and work by Megawords and Megawords contributors, and other related ephemera and inspiration. In addition, a light and sound installation will be on view for the show’s opening.”
Megawords @ Printed Matter
March 5 – April 3, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, March 5th from 5-7pm
195 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Black Xerox on light blue paper with transparent process cyan over the top, man am I excited about this look.
Printed ephemera from up and down the East Coast.
My initial reaction to the demise of parking meters was negative (partially nostalgia for the loss of another civic mechanism, like the subway token or the pay phone, partially a practical consideration because now there is a lot less bike parking in the city), but I have grown to like the accumulation of these things on my dashboard. I like physical reminders of my travels and these have become domestic passport stamps of sorts. And I’m into the interaction with other parkers that these things inspire. Two of these came off of people’s dashboards who were leaving before their time was up and offered them to me as I walked to the pay-kiosk. The Phila one had like an hour left, so I offered to give the guy a dollar or two. He refused and just told me to “pay it forward.”