on paper: a few more thoughts


I know that plastics are on the brain this week, but I wanted to throw out a few more thoughts to Ran and Ray about paper. As I was walking around my neighborhood yesterday afternoon, it occurred to me that – amidst all that provocative talk about the comparative value of paper as a communication medium in the digital age – we did not really discuss it in the context of the city. So in the spirit of the discussion that Ran and Ray began about those sheets of paper that are heavier with significance and those that may be less so, here are a few captures:

9/11 missing posters at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Village

9/11 missing posters at Ray’s Pizza in the Village

the ubiquitous newspaper dispensers (monuments to all variations of communication, trash, loitering, and occasional creative reuse in the city)

Cobble Hill message board


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