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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another sign of the times…

As the newspaper industry continues to maintain a deathwatch, and Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation’s CEO prognosticates on the future of digital journalism, there is one fellow who must have asked himself the burning question – “If all the newspapers in the world go out of business, what will happen to all the news boxes, on all the street corners?”

A Canadian street artist, known simply as, “Posterchild,” set out to answer the call with action to what has the potential to become a street blighting dilemma, (just think non-operational, graffiti-covered AT&T payphones) and has started planting miniature flower gardens in the abandoned news boxes.

Posterchild, who also blogs under the title, Blade Diary, shares with his readers photo updates of his progress, such as the above, taken on a Toronto street corner.

Leave it to an artist to think up something creative like this - I just love it when people make lemonade out of life’s lemons!