is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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The newspaper would probably be a very awesome collectors edition. We had some history in the making, the newspaper is also part of that. Great shot Khoi!
Jeremy has some non-iPhone photos ╗
The newspaper was really scarce as of 9am this morning — I couldn’t find it at any newsstand near Union Square, and finally got one for sale at a Starbucks!
“Print’s not dead”
Really? How many of those people in that line heard about Obama winning via a printed newspaper? I think the fact that they’re grabbing them up because they know it will become an item of nostalgia is actually evidence of the death of print.
KinOfCain: C’mon. Lighten up.
KinOfCain & Khoi: It’s weird, Kin you sort of have a point. But I don’t think print will ever die. It holds so much that web can never have, real texture, smell, sound of paper crinkling. I think your only right in the sense that its a nostalgic edition. And listen to what Khoi has always said, you can never replicate print for the web, if you do, then you are doomed for failure (one of the best lines ever, that people never completely listen to).
KinOfCain and Khoi: To sum up…
Newsprint never dies, it just gets scrap-booked.
Ok, enough destroying that old chestnut.
As an old print journalist I hope it reminds the Times and everyone else that “it’s the story, stupid!”
Read their lips … they want NEWS.
If print lives it will be because papers stop trying to be the news and instead find the news. The people in that line are news. Trying to understand why is like the time-honored reporter question “so, Mrs. Smith, how does it feel to have just lost your husband and two children in a car crash?”
The analytics have become the reportage.
The scene outside of and in the lobby of the Tribune Tower in Chicago was similar when I went out for lunch today. I think it surprised some of my colleagues (we work in the interactive division), but you can’t make a memento out of a website.
Khoi: Sorry, I didn’t mean to distract from the obvious importance of the moment.
Roger/Timothy/Patrick/John: I agree with all of those sentiments, but I can’t make a business out of printing mementos hoping that Obama gets elected every day. I love print, and I think we’re going to lose a beautiful art form in newspapers, but I think it’s inevitable.
As with most technological transitions, however, I think what we’ve already gained with the web, and the new art forms that come with it, will make that loss palatable.
Now, off to find a copy of this week’s Onion…
I’m still trying to figure out if newspapers around the country were ‘trying’ to create this type of frenzy or if they’ve already resigned to the fact that their medium is dead and therefore never anticipated the supply they’d need to meet the demand.
Print is not dead.
Cue Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch.
GOD IS DEAD
NO I’M NOT!!
graet image, sample situation and ver nice
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