Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Print Media Observation at Print Festival Scotland

Information Board on High Street
            In my brief visit to Dundee, Scotland for the Impact8 Conference and Print Festival, I noticed the Dundee community using print media types of communication to distribute information to the public. This is demonstrated by the various public bulletin boards in the center city area. My interest in documenting these types of display was not only for this print media observation post, but it began when I noticed the fine art style of ephemeral prints exhibited on the recycle bins in the area of the University of Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design building for the Print Festival Scotland. The ephemeral prints for the Print Festival were integrated into other public areas in the community of Dundee through out the week. This use of presentation continues one of the many roles of the "print" in urban exchange of information.
Recycle Area at Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Print on telephone booth on Perth Road

Detail of Recycle Area

Large Billboard Area on Meadowside
Tower Shape Board on Perth Road

Two of these images from this post of Dundee’s public bulletin boards have been included in the Public Bulletin Board Collection. View the collection on the projects website and find out how to submit an image of your communities public bulletin board to the collection.

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