Wednesday, 5 March 2008

The writing on the wall

Last month I revealed, as we say in the trade, that Media Wales plans to adorn the glass internal walls of its new offices with inspirational quotes.

I have now submitted my entry - the prize of a tour of Cardiff Bus Station was too great to resist.

They are:

1. "Y Gwir Erbyn Y Byd" (the truth against the world) - as used by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in his buildings.

2. "News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising."

I think they're pretty good quotes for a news organisation although I could understand why Media Wales might not go for the latter.

If they need a third, there's Alexander Pope's " To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius and to mend the heart", the first half of which is displayed above the stage at Richmond Theatre.

I e-mailed my suggestions to the company but have yet to receive the courtesy of a reply, which probably means it's going to opt for some ghastly management speak culled from the wisdom of David Brent. What a shame.

2 comments:

Here's Hoping said...

News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising."

I like that, maybe it could be the new Welsh Assembly Government Slogan instead.

Erma said...

Keep up the good work.