The End of The Analogue Signal

Much of the UK is already switching to digital, and in 2012 this will hit london. It will mean that we will no longer be able to create images like these from live television…

These were made using a late 1970s PYE television. Click image to expand.









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Ink Bleed: Beautiful Nigerian Cassette Sleeve

I went to my local market last week and came across a Nigerian food shop with a bargain bin full of £1 cassette tapes. I bought one because I instantly fell in love with it’s sleeve, which was printed at Pootson Graphic Arts Trade Ltd, though googling this company brings up no results. It looks like a lithograph job although there is a very bitmappy monochrome photograph at the heart of the design – which looks like an LP sleeve that has been shrunk down to fit the cassette format. I scanned it at an incredibly high resolution and found some lovely overbleeds and words which haven’t printed properly… Listened to the tape today – it’s really decent folk music – but the recording is pretty ropey… I’m definately going to have another rummage through their bargain bin though…