Juxtaposition: syphilis and a banana

A great example of juxtaposition in yesterday's free paper thelondonpaper, as you can see from the scan below (click on the image for a larger version).

A question to the 'urban doc' on syphilis is next to a question on vegan diets – the latter being illustrated by a picture of a semi-peeled banana.

It made me laugh, anyway. But I can't quite decide whether this was a deliberate move on the part of thelondonpaper's production desk or just a happy accident.

And rather embarrassingly, our web editor just walked over to ask me something when I had the scanned article blown up to massive proportions on my Mac...

2 comments:

Gez said...

I think you reveal more about yourself with this post than the staff of thelondonpaper (all one word branding pisses me right off) revealed when designing the layout.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...

JD said...

Ha ha, quite possibly Gez! And the name 'thelondonpaper' (one word, no caps) annoys me too.

I can't remember if it's thelondonpaper, but one of the free London papers doesn't indent any of its paragraphs – that's another gripe of mine!

Grumble grumble...