My friend Jamie and I have been commissioned to illustrate a series of 14 media-related quotes. We've spent the last week or so getting them done and dusted and they are going to be printed onto big foamex boards and mounted on the walls of the media building.
Here are wor illustrations like pet!
|"We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different." -Bob Schieffer (illustrated by me)|
|"Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation." -George Bernard Shaw, 1931 (illustrated by me)|
|"When we change the way we communicate, we change society." -Clay Shirky (illustrated by me)|
|"A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society." - Walter Lippmann (illustrated by Jamie Ludlam)|
|"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -Richard Salant, president of CBS news. (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cant do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Apple Computers Inc. (illustrated by me)|
|"I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book." -Groucho Marx (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." -Edward R Murrow, broadcaster. (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses." -Malcolm X (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective and more selective, until ultimately... you wind up with a radio." -David Lee Roth (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault. Bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news." -Peter McWilliams (illustrated by Jamie)|
|"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction." -Graham Greene (illustrated by me)|
|"Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun." -Pete Cashmore (illustrated by me)|
|"Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover." -Homer Simpson (illustrated by me)|