Okay, so my picture has nothing to do with my post. Well, that's not entirely true. I was originally going to post about Papel Picado which is the mexican art of papercutting. These are panels of banners cut out of tissue paper. They are delicate, intricate and beautiful. They are used in almost all mexican celebrations. They are the inspiration for a custom invitation design that I am working on that I can't wait to share with you. But alas, you will have to wait.
Now, onto magazines. There is a lot of blog talk about the closing of Domino. When I saw the news I thought "no big surprise here" and that's not because I don't like that magazine, it's because I know the climate and I don't think magazines and news papers will be around for too much longer. Now I know that I'm not the author of this thought, but I though it beared mentioning today. I like to look to the future and I think that we need to understand what the next itteration of magazines will be. I happen to think that blogs may be it. Now I know that there is an issue of money, that people that put together magazines deserve to be paid for their work and I think that is a detail that will be figured out. But I don't hold any special place in my heart for the actual form of a magazine. The paper isn't anything special and there is no reason, in my humble opinion that we shouldn't move it to the digital format. The waste of printing and disposing of all those magazines is upsetting to me and a large reason that I only get a few and would be more than happy to view them online and pay the same price. It just seems to me that this opens up a bigger advertising opportunity for the magazines. The ads can rotate on the page and when you read about a great new product, you would be able to click right to where it is sold. I know that there are a lot of other issues that I am not privy to, but I choose to think of these changes in society as a chance to improve. Any one else?