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The Future of Print Media? February 25, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — mmsmady @ 3:30 pm

In both my Media Ethics and Typography class, we have dealt quite a bit with issues of print.  There seems to be a continuing shift towards the use of less and less paper in favor of other medias such as internet news, kindles, nooks, and on line blogs.  It is easier then ever to simply read info online.  I have even noticed this change in many of my college classes.  More and more of the reading I have to do for classes, I end up reading online or on Blackboard rather then in my printed text book.  It makes me wonder about the future of books and newspapers in general – the easier it becomes to read information on the web, the less there is a need for printed work.  What will be the future for bookstores, newspapers, magazines, and libraries then, I wonder?  Will they become (I certainly hope not) obsolete?

Just for kicks (haha!), will the future of old print look like this?  Will paper be a thing to be worn and not read?

Hmmmmmmm….

 

Typography! February 17, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — mmsmady @ 12:33 am

I light of the typography I have been playing with in Dreamweaver this week, here are some inspirational pictures of inspirational typography that will hopefully INSPIRE YOU.  Be inspired.

Can you guess what they are made of??? (hint: rubber bands, ice, and jello!)

 

The Power of Logos! February 3, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — mmsmady @ 7:09 pm

 

Logos are a powerful example of the importance of images in our society.  Even children, who cannot yet read are able (at least to some degree) understand what a logo might mean, even if they can not yet read!

This video made me chuckle, but it is also an important reminder that logos and images are becoming an increasingly prominent aspect of our nation.  What would take an individual several seconds to read and understand in a sentence, can be understood and registered with the flash of an image or logo.