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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Correct Use Of Paper

Portfolio is a sort of business magazine that's just been launched in the States. You can tell this has happened because you can't move for copies in London. That's the first thing posh American publishers do with launches. Ship as many copies into the English speaking countries as they can and hope they don't come back. Anyway, it has an excellent picture feature near the end with brilliant pictures of the new generation military hardware that's being used in Iraq. You can view them in a gallery here, but the interesting thing is they don't look anything like as large, terrifying, beautiful or shockingly real on a screen as they do on paper. It's like fashion. You simply can't do this kind of thing in any other medium.