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Art & Inspiration Print Dead

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by notrod13, May 4, 2015.


is print dying.......

Poll closed May 14, 2015.
  1. Online via computer , tablet, or phone

    4 vote(s)
  2. sit down , take a load off, take a pull, and spread the pages

    36 vote(s)
  1. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 999

    from long beach

  2. coupe33
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 650


    Print has to specialized today. At one time I averaged a hard cover book a week but over the last ten years I don't seem to have the time. I still read a few magazine stories but thats it.
  3. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,144

    from Minnesota

    Still buy printed books
    Still read a real newspaper daily.
    I may be a dinosaur,the two above will continue until my end
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  4. Not dead, but more specialized, and pricier, like Rodders Journal. I buy books in both formats. Newspapers, I pay for on line access.

  5. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,967

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Newspapers are fading fast as their readers die off for the younger generation never learned to
    appreciate them. Magazines are the next thing affected as more and more is on the internet
    the need for magazines fades, and they do not work well on phones/tablets/ laptops. The
    quality magazines that are reader driven as opposed to advertiser driven are the only ones
    that have a long term solution. I download a lot of novels into my e-reader but would never
    consider doing so for anything with pictures or technical drawings.
  6. As long as the magazines target a proven market that the consumer is annal about they will survive for years to come but when they start trying to add fluff like the newest fad that comes down the pike they are destine for demise.

    Long live titles like Hop Up & Rodders Journal. HRP
  7. And Traditional Rod and Kulture, Kustoms Illustrated, Traditional Kustoms, Rolls and Pleats....
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  8. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 999

    from long beach

    ditto!!!!! all good tittles!!! and the Lot!!! Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 8.19.13 PM.png
  9. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    I spent a good part of my evening reading Traditional Kustoms magazine. I also spent a good bit of time right here on the HAMB. They both have what I am interested in, which is the "why" part of how I spent my evening. I think when print magazines lose their way, they lose their readership. When they focus on a particular niche and have a quality product, they have viability.
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  10. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,051

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    I thought the same, long since given up on the periodicals, to much advertising, late model street rod stuff, TRJ was the only one I purchased. Well my eagerly awaited hop up mag arrived yesterday, what a great read, no crap, great write ups, all quality. I can't wait for for the latest instalment of the jalopy journal.

    I suppose print is dead for some but it's opened the door to those who get it, where the almighty advertising dollar doesn't determine content.
  11. I liked Barracuda
  12. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    Stone, cold dead.
  13. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,885

    from Colorado

    It's interesting to note that the common thread of the anti-print brigand involves advertising. On the other hand, four out of 13 posters are Alliance members that don't see the ads the non-members seem to tolerate. Makes one wonder.

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