Printed photographs and letters. Look at all the history of families that will be lost because folks today don't print out photos from their iphones and digital cameras. Much of what we know about day to day life of years gone by comes from letters and photos of our past. Large sections of that will be missing in years to come.
I too learned a lot about sketching from newspaper ads.. there was a store called Franklin Simon and their ads always had very Modigliani-ish looking drawn girls in their ads .. I wanted to look just like them AND I wanted to be able to sketch them... I suspect there are a lot of things the next generation wont have that we did .. will they miss them, I am not sure .. if you dont have something you cant miss it being gone
Yes, we are living through a quick paced changing of our society. I wonder if my Stepdad, who is turning 91 tomorrow, feels this way too. I will have to ask him.
I fear that handwriting will go the way of other things. Everyone types, texts or makes notes to themselves on electronic devices these days.
I fear that newspapers will disappear altogether as well! Love those advertisements!
Everything seemed a little more sweet and wholesome back then!
I still buy two newspapers a day. One is local and the other one covers the news of entire state. I love my computer, I could not live without it. However, I am not sure I like everything that it has replaced. No newpsapers means no paper which means no logging and paper making. Then no printing or delivery people. All in all I know they say the computer has created jobs but I just can not believe it has made more than it has replaced. My neighbors still get their milk delivered. Try to explain that to a teenager! denise
It will be sad not to have newspapers and, soon, everyone will have kindle and, perhaps, there won't be books or magazines. Now, we're even printing coupons on the computer. What will happen to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue?
These are charming advertisements, Stevie! We are certainly in the technology age and it is moving so fast. I feel like I'm desperately trying to keep up with it all and afraid to get left behind if I don't. While I love my computer and all it can do, I still subscribe to newspapers and magazines and love hand held books over reading them on Kindle.
Oh I do know what you mean. Illustrators were part and parcel of the ad agencies. Your post was a reminder to me of the magazines and papers that carried those old drawings. They are almost history now. Good post -- barbara
You know me, I lurve the retro stuff! Personally I don't think we'll be able to keep up with digital because when the power goes out, so does everything with it. That's why I still like real books, mags and papers, etc. Keep those subscriptions going so editors know we still want the real thing!
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