Episode 11: Fake News(papers)!

If you've ever watched any television shows or movies ever, you may have seen a familiar looking newspaper read by many fictional characters for decades. This exact same newspaper has been spotted in Scrubs, Modern Family, No Country for Old Men, Everyone Hates Chris, Back to the Future, Desperate Housewives, Married With Children, Charmed, That 70’s Show, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and even classics like Citizen Cane and Cincinnati Kid.

Is this a newspaper conspiracy? No, not really. It is a stock item printed by the Earl Hays Press in California, a specialty shop that creates film props such as stock newspapers and recreations of "real' newspapers, fictional brands and products, and even fake IDs and currency. 

In this episode we will dive a little deeper into the legendary newspaper, and the dos and don'ts of printing film props. 

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Episode 10: Unreadable Books

Today’s episode is all about unreadable books. What does it mean to read? How do we garner read meaning from text written in a language that we do not understand? Today we will talk about the process of reading, and I have some fun historical and contemporary examples of indecipherable books. We will go into the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, the surreal Codex Seraphinianus, and contemporary unreadable works by book artists Heather Peters and Timothy Ely. 

Coyote Bones Press / Keri Schroeder
The Paper Carnival
Voynich Manuscript
Codex Seraphinianus
Heather Peters
Timothy Ely
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