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Teletext - the life and death of a medium

Teletext: The Life and Death of a Medium

Clearing out some of the bulkier files on, I came across a timeline created for my final year Graphic Arts Research Project (GARP) I’d completely forgotten about. It may be text only, but wasn’t teletext? Well, I know it incorporated some primitive artwork, but wasn’t the text the bit you were interested in? No? Forget it.

Anyway, with Teletext all but dead now –I believe a small percentage of the UK still have access to digital signals– I thought it an appropriate time to repost this. The top half relates to teletext-specific landmarks whilst the lower portion outlines related technology in other areas such as video gaming and computing development.

Click here or the pic for supreme quality pdf (70kb, right click > save as to save to disk).


I know nothing about art; as a rule, 'modern' graphic design does not appeal to me. I like to write in the first person because I do not want to be someone else.

Influences: public toilet cubicle drawings/slogans; WordArt posters in Market Street shop windows; Mega-Zine; bootleg vinyl artwork; Janne Suni; Pink Floyd; whoever is responsible for the Max Headroom hijacking incident; Collie, the Inept Reviewer.

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