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Jun 07, 2011
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The internet makes small things big and big things small

Marc Johns:

I’ve been experimenting with larger drawings today. These ones above are 18 x 24 inches, which is pretty big for me….What’s funny to me, as I look at these while writing this blog post, is that they look no different than my other drawings on this site. The internet makes everything the same size.

I’ve always thought that the internet makes small things seem big, and big things seem small. (Anything smaller than a monitor gets blown up, anything bigger than the monitor gets reduced.)   For instance, it’s pretty impossible to take in the detail of something like Raphael’s “School of Athens" on a regular-sized monitor, but a sketch is just about right.

The internet makes small things big and big things small

Marc Johns:

I’ve been experimenting with larger drawings today. These ones above are 18 x 24 inches, which is pretty big for me….What’s funny to me, as I look at these while writing this blog post, is that they look no different than my other drawings on this site. The internet makes everything the same size.

I’ve always thought that the internet makes small things seem big, and big things seem small. (Anything smaller than a monitor gets blown up, anything bigger than the monitor gets reduced.) For instance, it’s pretty impossible to take in the detail of something like Raphael’s “School of Athens" on a regular-sized monitor, but a sketch is just about right.

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