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Print Roundup: February

Newspaper Club print roundup: February. Make your own newspaper at www.newspaperclub.com

The shortest month whizzed by but left us with plenty of fresh, playful and even mind-building newspapers for this month's roundup. February was especially great for illustration projects, including the Handsome Frank annual that we look forward to printing every year. As we head into March we can only say: keep 'em coming!

Newsprint poster for Canadian furniture designer By The North, printed by Newspaper Club www.newspaperclub.com.

By The North

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm newsprint

Canadian furniture studio By The North printed a series of surreal newsprint posters with faces from vintage portraits replaced by blocks of wood. The studio's branding, masterminded by designer Daniel Robitaille, includes another set of newsprint posters and was recently recognised with a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Director's Club. Congratulations!

Exhibition newspaper presented within The Green Lantern Press' Spring 2017 exhibition, GRAFT — an interactive installation for which the artist Edra Soto installed life-size Puerto Rican style bus stop benches inside of the Sector 2337 gallery with the island’s traditional rejas on the exterior storefront. Printed by www.newspaperclub.com

Sector No. 6: Graft

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm

Since 2005, Chicago-based nonprofit Green Lantern Press has supported experimental art exhibits and free public programs. For their latest exhibition, GRAFT, artist Edra Soto installed life-size Puerto Rican style bus stop benches inside Sector 2337 gallery, with the island’s traditional rejas (decorative screens) on the exterior storefront. In the accompanying bilingual newspaper, writers across a variety of disciplines reflect on rejas through their individual fields of expertise.

Newsprint portfolio for graphic designer Jonny Mowat. Printed by www.newspaperclub.com.

Jonny Mowat Stuff

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm newsprint

For his latest portfolio, graphic designer Jonny Mowat wanted to go big – in scope and in format. "I have a really varied portfolio, from logos to 3D animation to editorial illustration," he told us. "Newsprint helps to tie it all together, with each page feeling similar to the last whilst having totally different content." Mowat was especially excited to turn one of his designs into a double-page spread, which could be used as a pull-out poster and "looked really impressive blown up to that tasty tabloid size."

What’s Up, New York is print project about stumbling around Yelp, trying to find the whole New York experience in a single cup of coffee. No one wants to look like a tourist, so I created a tool that camouflaged a tour-guide with a New York staple: the morning paper. Printed by www.newspaperclub.com

What's Up New York

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm newsprint

After stumbling around Yelp, designer Briana Garza came up with a better way to navigate an unfamiliar city. "No one wants to look like a tourist," she says. "So I camouflaged a tour guide with a New York City staple: the morning paper." What's Up New York offers insider tips on the best coffee spots and undercover restaurants in town, plus some friendly advice: don't feed the pigeons.

Handsome Frank illustration agency uses a newspaper to keep in touch with clients all over the world. See where the latest issue has ended up by following #FrankPaper. Make and print your own newspaper with Newspaper Club www.newspaperclub.com

Frank

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Cousins Jon Cockley and Tom Robinson founded illustration agency Handsome Frank in 2010, naming it after their dapper grandfather. Today the agency represents 35 top illustrators spread across 5 continents, including Malika Favre, Jean Jullien and Anna Kövecses.

Every year Handsome Frank gather their favourite projects in a promotional newspaper that they send to friends and clients all over the world. Where did Frank get to this time? We recently rounded up some of our favourite sightings.

Illustration collective Chinatown Oslo published recent work in a newsprint portfolio, printed by Newspaper Club www.newspaperclub.com

Chinatown

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm newsprint

Chinatown showcases delightful work from new illustration collective Chinatown Oslo, from Norway. They distributed the newspaper in cafes around Oslo to introduce themselves and they're hoping to make it a quarterly publication, with a different theme for each issue. If you're outside of Oslo, you can still grab a copy of the newspaper in Chinatown Oslo's Tictail shop.

Student Luca Morabito used old English music magazines such as the NME to create a ‘visual book’ of legendary Smiths frontman Morrissey. By translating interview’s with the singer into his native Italian, and including iconic photographs and artwork, we can see the story of his colourful career in a mammoth 64 page tabloid, from classic albums like Hatful of Hollow all the way to 2009s Years Of Refusal. Printed by Newspaper Club www.newspaperclub.com

L'Importanza Di Essere Morrissey

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm newsprint

Student Luca Morabito used vintage English music magazines such as NME to create a "visual book" of legendary Smiths frontman Morrissey. By translating interviews with the singer into his native Italian, and including iconic photographs and artwork, we can see the story of his colourful career in a mammoth 64-page tabloid, from classic albums like Hatful of Hollow all the way to 2009's Years Of Refusal.

A collaboration between Johannes Reponen (Course Leader for MA Fashion Cultures and MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism at London College of Fashion) and Studio LP, the Fashion Cultures MA17 newspaper is a showcase of postgraduate student work from the MA Fashion Cultures course at London College of Fashion. Printed by Newspaper Club www.newspaperclub.com

Fashion Cultures

Traditional tabloid printed on 70gsm bright

Design agency Studio LP and fashion scholar Johannes Reponen (who teaches at London College of Fashion) collaborated on this newspaper showcasing postgraduate student work from the MA Fashion Cultures course at London College of Fashion. "We needed an interesting and easily digestible format to display work which can be difficult to present to the average reader" says Studio LP. "We treated each sheet like a poster, combining imagery and quotes with a two-colour palette, which created striking layout juxtapositions when folded."

The newspaper was available for a limited time as part of LCFMA17 Media & Communication Exhibition "Found in Translation" at the House of Vans, London.

Inspired by artists Hannah Hoch and Kurt Schwitters, student Joshua Harrison produced a Dada style publication under the guise of fictional artist Pavel Siska. His newspaper evokes the era by blending sensitive collage work with striking imagery and lillustration, and it was one of our favourite artist newspapers this month. See more from our February roundup at www.newspaperclub.com/blog

Lost Work of Pavel Siška

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm newsprint

Inspired by photomontage artists Hannah Hoch and Kurt Schwitters, student Joshua Harrison produced a Dada-style publication under the guise of fictional artist Pavel Siška. The newspaper blends sensitive collage work with striking imagery and illustration, and it was one of our favourite artist newspapers last month. Harrison is currently a 3rd year Illustration and Animation student at Manchester School of Art.

Understanding Understanding is an illustrated newspaper promoting empathetic behaviour and emotional intelligence. A collaboration from designers Dean Lockwood and Ollie Heald. Make your own newspaper at www.newspaperclub.com

Understanding Understanding

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm paper (New! Read about it here.)

Designers Dean Lockwood and Ollie Heald know philosophy can be intimidating. To make big ideas more accessible, they created a friendly publication about getting to know yourself. They used newsprint to "stand out from the pumped-up headlines of other news media." Instead, Understanding Understanding offers gentle prompts and clear steps to promote empathetic behaviour and emotional intelligence.


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