Author Archives: Clare Conway

Here’s something I prepared earlier…

Items dummied up and ready for Wednesday .

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In Memoriam: the Future Obsolete – A Shrine to the Landline Telephone (Revised Summary)

Design is the past, the present and the future and is integrated into everything that surrounds us. In our lifetime we have experienced once familiar objects become obsolete, rendered replaceable by technological advances. As an opportunity to consider the creation … Continue reading

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Historical imagery

Here are some archive images that I have discovered. They are creative commons, so we are okay to use them. I shall print the black and white images onto glossy photographic paper and will label each with a description of … Continue reading

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Work in progress

Quick update, here are two new pieces for inclusion in our exhibition – one more memorial card and a postcard I created from AIDS advertising campaigns designed in the 1990s that I came across in my research. I have also … Continue reading

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Memorial cards x 2

Here are some low res jpgs of the memorial cards that I’ve been working on. I aim to do two more, probably in the business card size format. I am also working on some postcards and have some photographs as … Continue reading

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The telephone in film

Found this great blog http://ilovehotdogs.net/post/255617377/hello-its-me-an-ode-to-the-telephone-in-film Here are some of the images from it. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) The 5,000 Fingers of Dr.T (1953) Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

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Welsh telephone boxes calendar

Just came across this – maybe we should buy it!! Most boring calendar in the world? Calendar of Welsh telephone boxes fails to sell a single copy http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/20/most-boring-calendar-in-the-world-calendar-of-welsh-telephone-boxes-fails-to-sell-a-single-copy-4194937/ PICTURE CAPTION: This isolated telephone box is emblematic of the sad failure of … Continue reading

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Family albums, images of intimacy

    Images from: http://en.museeniepce.com/index.php/exposition-en/exposition-passee/Albums-de-famille

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Family album

I think the following extract says it all: Unlike the social historian, the owner of an album does not look for the ‘truth’ of the past. Instead, we give it our own recognition, just as, when we make a picture, … Continue reading

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Revised list

1 Handwritten letter 2 Family photo album These two are the most relevant for me because they really do sum up items that are cherished and record a moment in time. They also have a rich history and would both … Continue reading

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