Newstands of the future may look like these design concepts proposed for London.
That’s all good, however, in the age of iPads and Tablet Gadgets and other Thingamajigs popping up like wild mushrooms – with an onslaught of more devices to come – it makes me wonder how newsstands will play out against a changing reading habit. The death blow of print media has been making news for a while now, while in some markets in Europe and Asia, newspapers are making a revival and are in the growth industry. So it still looks like a mixed bag.
Personally I think there will still be a market for print, and we’ll still be able to grab our paper and magazine at newsstands, while another market will cater specifically to the digital readers. And a new equilibrium will emerge. The jury is still out on the actual scenario, and as technology has proven in the past, the real application (usage and capability) cannot be measured until it lands in consumers’ hands. Let’s wait and see.
Inspiration: The Design Blog