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The Politics of Choice in Information Publication, Online and in Print

The Politics of Choice in Information Publication, Online and in Print

Does free-flowing data come at a price? As you probably know by now, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last issue yesterday. After almost 150 years in print, the paper is now entirely online, and struggling for survival. For many people, the loss of our local newspapers is a natural progression, a sign of the times, and for environmentally conscious thinkers, it's a step in the right direction for the planet. Curbing our paper consumption is vital to the sustainability of human life in relation to the natural world. And after all, it's not as if we're losing our news with the closing of newspapers. In fact, we have more access to information than ever before, thanks to the bottomless wellspring of knowledge that is the enviro-friendly internet. Uh, wait. Who ever said anything about the internet being environmentally friendly? A recent article in the Times Online points out that every Google search we conduct, and every Tweet we post, carries […]

Print Design Posts of the Week 5

Print Design Posts of the Week 5

Print Design Posts of the Week 5 We like the funny stuff. Enjoy the best links about printing from around the internets this week! Beast Pieces – a gorgeous letterpress blog by Studio on Fire, showcases recent examples of their work. As far as printing blogs go, this puppy is updated with, let's say, shocking regularity. This week's most hilarious video from The Onion gives a nod to print advertising. Maybe it's not flattering, but you know what they say about the truth, and about publicity. Keep up the laughing with this spoof ad mocking the New York Times. “Literally, hundreds of thousands of sections, all in one newspaper.” A new site showcasing awesome feats of business card printing. And you can submit yours. And they'll show it off for you. If you're lucky. A new look for Tropicana packaging. Check out the comments for the enraged responses of some designers. (Oh, and be careful, the new lid may be […]

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