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New York Times Secret Print After Party Video

by | 16th, November 2009

newspaper-vendors-hutPRINT is dead. But there’s still an after party to get to. Jason Eppink has been throwing “Print After Parties” at newspaper boxes. Says Eppink:

Abandoned by floundering media conglomerates, thousands of neglected newsracks command valuable real estate on busy street corners across New York City, remnants of diminishing demand and a disintegrating economy. Many have already been reclaimed and transformed by urban alchemists, whether as canvases for stickers and paint or clever conceptual works that turn the once important vessels of information into repositories for garbage.

Plus ca change:

The Print After Parties continue this line of collaboration with blinking LEDs, disco balls, cut-out silhouettes, and handheld radios. When the last vestiges of a collapsed empire litter the landscape, there’s only one thing to do: throw a bumpin’ party and dance on the ruins.

Anyone know what happened to the old London Evening Standard’s vendors’ booths?

Jason Eppink (Spottees, Imaginary Foundation, Boing Boing)

Posted: 16th, November 2009 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink