I chose the 'Atomic Town' article because it is a very strong and intriguing title. Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) plays a huge role in Dundee's cultural arts scene and regularly collaborates with students at DJCAD. Lastly, the Dounreay nuclear plant is the local plant which was closed in 1993 because of radioactive contamination that leaked for more than two decades.
<br /><br /><br />Jason Aitcheson<br /><br />
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design This particular article is local to Dundee, my hometown, as Dundee is known as the 'City of Discovery' due to the journey which Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his men took to Antarctica on 17th January 1912. The very ship (Terra Nova) they made the icy journey with, sits in the waters of the River Tay which Dundee runs alongside. This is an event I learnt about in school as part of history and so the centenary anniversary is something quite special to the city of Dundee as well as the Scottish people. This history is part of our culture and something we have grown up being proud about.<br /><br /><br />Louise Barrie<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Solway Structural Steel announced they were closing their facilities in Creetown and Ayrshire resulting in 80 staff members being made redundant. My local newspaper The Galloway News focuses their article on the 40 job losses in Creetown because of 'severe challenge' faced by the construction industry. The closure of Solway Structural Steel will have a large impact on people living in Creetown. Hot metal type seemed like an appropriate typographic medium. Sparks are flying in the background,like 'sparks' may be flying in Creetown as a result of the closure. the hot metal type becomes molten newer the end of the headline as a visual metaphor of the jobs melting away. <br /><br /><br />Fionnlagh Ballantine<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design This headline is for the annual ritual of the opening of salmon season on the banks of the River Tay at Dunkeld and Kenmore. It is a celebration of how important salmon fishing is around the area of Perthshire. It is a cornerstone of the local economy and one of the country's premier fishing locations. Perthshire attracts people from across the globe to take part in one of the noblest and most enjoyable sports. The ceremony involves many different facets of the community and perfectly honours this important aspect of the local culture. <br /><br /><br />Tina Munro<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Local, for me, is whats at my door step. I chose a story that best described my surrounding area. It highlights the problems but also shows how people are coming together to do something about it, and how their sterling work has been recognised.<br /><br /><br />Hannah Doig<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Press and Journal is the local paper in the city of my birth, Aberdeen. It has the reputation of being slightly closed minded and extremely pro local. The most infamous headline was supposedly printed on the day the world woke to hear the Titanic had sunk. The idea that the newspaper ran a story of one local man who was lost at sea, while over 1600 people were suspected dead, is a harshly accurate summation of the papers personality. Unfortunately the paper ran a story on the 13th January 2012 aiming to extinguish the urban myth claiming that it was untrue. As the saying goes, don't believe everything you read in the newspaper.<br /><br /><br />Peter Hollstein<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Daily Record article 'Hollywood Movies including
Wold War Z bring in £20m bonanza for Glasgow' is the inspiration behind my postcard design. The Zombie movie, starring Brad Pitt earned the cities economy £3,000,000 last summer. It's a good example of how my hometown is a major city internationally, due to unique architecture and culture. I designed my postcard based on references from Vintage American Horror posters and 1950's Cinema advertising. Each element of the postcard has its own relevant typographic character, describing the connected imagery behind the word.<br /><br /><br />Elliot McIntosh<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design I chose an article from my home town in the United States. The Walkway Over The Hudson, which is an old railroad over the river turned to a walkway, is a very popular destination in my area. Its a great place to be outside and surrounded by the beauty of the Hudson Valley in New York. The connecting of the walkway and trails will help to increase tourism as well as outdoors fun. The typography is meant to show the connecting through lines as well as the outdoors feel from the small icons.<br /><br /><br />Jillian Krumholtz<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Glasgow is world renowned for its retail shopping, Barr's Irn Bru and the bitter footballing rivalry between the 'Old Firm' matches of Celtic and Rangers. The local love and pride for Glasgow's culture is reflected on a daily basis through the conversations of its local inhabitance in many of its lively bars and clubs. Tennents, being one of the largest lager companies in the UK has for years fuelled these discussions.
Keeping in line with Tennents new campaign which seeks to 'raise a glass to Scotland's cities' and to spark good conversation in pubs, the postcard presented echoes this idea as it also has to be raised up in order to be appreciated. The combination of Glasgwegian phrases and iconic attractions on the transparent postcard can provide Scots around the world with a taste of home.<br /><br /><br />Gavin Borthwick<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Rewind festival is a new event that is hopefully going to be made an annual. It is being held locally for its second year at Scone castle Perthshire. I chose this story because it shows a fun local event that attracts attention from around the world as well as bringing famous 1980's bands into the area. It is a positive story that shows a growing economy and is a good activity for locals to bond as a community. <br /><br /><br />Rebecca Paul<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design I chose to use the article 'What a Discovery — blueprints for Robert Falcon Scott's famous ship found in East Yorkshire attic' that I found in The Courier, Dundee as It relates to both local in my home county of Yorkshire and what is local to me here, studying in Dundee. Dundee is home to the RRS Discovery, and is an important part of its heritage, marketing itself with the strap-line 'One City, Many Discoveries.<br /><br /><br />Jordon Took<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Daily Record article 'Glasgow prison Barlinnie could become a tourist attraction like Alcatraz, says governor' is the story behind my postcard. Barlinnie prison being revamped into a tourist attraction is a positive for my local community as it will regenerate a negative area in the community and bring jobs and business into the community allowing it to grow.<br /><br /><br />Sean McGonigall<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design I chose this story from the Evening Telegraph as I feel the incident has now gone down in local Dundonian history. Even though the murder of Elizabeth McCabe happened over 30 years ago the case has been repeatedly reopened and reviewed. Growing up I lived near the woods and there were always rumours and stories around the story which is why I think I wanted to use this headline, perhaps this time round the culprit will be caught. 
In my image I have tried to interpret the message into an investigation board starting from 1980 to present day connecting the events with string. <br /> <br /><br />Dale Duncan<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The postcard I have designed is based on the story of Dundee's Whitehall Theatre. It is being restored to its former glory after going into liquidation due to show cancellations and other issues. I wanted this to be the subject of my design as it's local to where I study, it's an iconic building and has been since its opening in 1928. Many people have lost their jobs due to the closure and I feel it's important to aim to keep old fashioned entertainment venues alive. <br /><br /><br />Elayne Garden<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design The Evening Telegraph headline 'Driver caught reading bible at wheel on A90' interested me because of the variety of imagery I could use for it. I decided to handwrite gothic text onto a bible and cut out a cross in another so as to have a physical object as the main subject of the postcard. The A90 connects Dundee to Perth so is local to the Dundee area.<br /><br /><br />John Siwek<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design I decided to choose this particular headline because it highlights the social and economical struggle that all people in Dundee and across the UK go through on a day-to-day basis. <br /><br /><br />John Russell<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Local to me involves people, business and communities. This story involves a troubled person and local justice trying to help her with different treatment to overcome her addiction of stealing. <br /><br /><br />David Leach<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design A definition of local is 'Belonging or relating to a particular area or neighbourhood'. Due to this I chose the article not only due to the fact that it is about a local train station, but also because it involved members of the local community coming together to clean up their station.<br /><br /><br />Andrew Leitch<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Though Long Island, New York does not exclusively hold the title for highest population of irresponsible drinkers in America it is a frequent occurrence to read an article such as, 'LI man wearing 'I'm a drunk' shirt arrested for DWI' in the local papers. Born and raised in Long Island, these types of articles felt most familiar to me. A young man crashing his vehicle into a police officer on drunk driving patrol while wearing a shirt that literally states 'I'm a Drunk' is too ridiculous a story that it has to come out of Long Island. <br /><br /><br />Carly Sloane<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design A local butcher's steak pies have been judged amongst the best in Scotland.
Bel's Butchers, Edzell won two awards at the 2011 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Evaluation held in Perth with Annabel Forbes, owner of Bel's Butchers, receiving her awards at a special presentation held at the Inchture Hotel. This headline and article highlighted the recent 'pie' success of my local butcher back in my hometown of Edzell. It seemed too good a headline to pass up and really encompasses the local humour and attitude that residents have in the village, as well as the effect that our award winning butcher has on the community.<br /><br /><br />Holly Gallacher<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design In the middle ages, Dundee was home to two major Catholic orders who helped establish the city. It has since gone on to establish itself in the world thanks to a thriving university that is 'internationally recognised' for it's research and education.
This headline drew on both of these aspects: a Catholic priest in Dundee who has been appointed to teach seminarians in Rome. Education and religion are part of the culture in Dundee - are they global too?<br /><br /><br />Jennifer Paton<br /><br />Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design