Living in a black and white world

Question: What's black and white and red all over? Answer: A newspaper! Tell that joke today and you'll get confused looks from anyone under the age of 25. Believe it or not, there was a time when newspapers were reproduced purely in black-and-white. TODAY newspaper launched in the UK in 1986 and, despite surviving less than a decade, it changed the face of newspaper publishing with the introduction of colour printing on every page, kick-starting a colour revolution in Fleet Street.

It wasn't just print that had undergone a revolution. In the not-so- distant past, we all lived in a predominantly black-and-white world; television was a distinctly monochrome affair until the broadcasting of colour, first witnessed on BBC2 in 1967. A trip to the local cinema, just over a decade before colour TV arrived, had been a wholly black-and-white experience too. Even The Digital Age hadn't started with an explosion of colour - Apple may have introduced the Mac in 1984, but it would take a year or two before designers would get to view millions of colours on screen. Today, we all demand full-colour print straight into our waiting hands, churned out in our studios within a matter of seconds.

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