The global newspaper industry has seen a dramatic decline in paper readership this past decade. The smart ones adapted early to the inevitable transformation to digital. However, there are still those out there who love the feel of a newspaper. The ones who appreciate the typesetting and craftsmanship that goes into designing one daily.
Local newspapers have become little more than taco shells for flyers. But the established names in Canadian News still stand. In spite of the global economy or political climate.
These news icons that used to scatter the city still mean something to the people of Toronto. There was a time when you could not walk a few blocks without seeing these 3 waiting for you at the bus stop. Today, it seems like everyone has their noses in a device of some kind. Aside from the messy fingers, I miss it a bit.
News is a tough job. I for one, am so grateful to the men and women who continue to do honest work in journalism. Facts still matter and the truth will always require good people to deliver it. One day, these boxes will be as foreign to people as rotary dial phones. We decided to capture them in vector art before they are gone from our memories forever.