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Print Roundup: September

Newspaper Club print roundup: September

Every month, we print hundreds of fun, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites.

This time we've got a photography promo that reminds us to slow down and go outside, a collection of "cultural detritus" explored through collage, and iconic lyrics in newsprint.


The Ranch

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Photographer Sasha Gulish's latest portfolio caught the attention of Photo District News, where it was featured in the travel-themed edition of Promos We Kept.

“All my projects evolve when I have a ‘message’ or ‘philosophy’ I want to share," says Gulish, whose series "The Ranch" captures quiets moments at a family retreat in Northern California. "For me, the intention of this promo wasn’t about promoting myself, but more about reminding people how important time together and exploration is at any stage in life.”


Urban Terrazzo

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Urban Terrazzo is an innovative material made from the remains of architectural debris. "We believe that every building inherits its own material story, which is worth telling" says They Feed Off Buildings, the Berlin-based design collective behind the project. This tabloid newspaper documents the process of turning would-be waste into a functional (and beautiful) new surface material for architecture and design.


Kristin Teig photography promo

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

For her first book project, photographer Kristin Teig explores food traditions in 12 monasteries around the world. She's mailing out this tabloid promo to share the work with publishers and editors.

Teig worked with designer Joshua Brown to create the newspaper. "Considering the recipients and the upcoming travel, we chose a series of images featuring street food, restaurant and travel scenes," she says. "The newspaper will be folded in half and mailed in a clear mailer with a label that Josh designed with my logo. I love the final outcome."

Mass newspaper


Traditional tabloid printed on 70gsm improved paper

MASS is a collection of abstract collages by illustrator and designer Mike McQuade, who regularly contributes work to The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wired Magazine and more.

The collages included here are "fleeting enough to avoid direct definition but welcoming enough to encourage you to keep looking," says Matt Dorfman, Art Director of The New York Times Book Review, in his foreword to the newspaper. "Each one is an invitation to breathe and inhabit a space that [McQuade] went out of his way to create without a computer and should thereby be enjoyed away from a screen in turn."

Pentagram Words & Lyrics newspaper

Words & Lyrics

Traditional mini printed on 70gsm improved

For this year's London Design Festival, Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa transformed Pentagram’s London office into a hall of lyrics. "Words & Lyrics" depicted famous lines from songs chosen by Lippa, by artists from David Bowie to Billie Holliday to The Clash ("I think it’s this randomness that I love," he says).

To catalogue this "testament to the enduring power of pop music", Lippa also published the lyrics in a mini newspaper, which was available at the exhibition.

Purposeful Packaging newspaper

Purposeful Packaging

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Yorkshire-based United by Design's newspaper works double duty: it tells the stories behind some of their recent food packaging projects and is a lovely example of their print work in itself.

Ben and Charlie wedding newspaper

Ben and Charlie wedding programme

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Congratulations to Charlie O'Neil (of Seb and Charlie Design) and her husband Ben! For their DIY wedding in North Yorkshire last month, they put together a newspaper order of service that was also a keepsake of the day.

"Guests absolutely loved the newspaper," says O'Neil. "They found it so individual and different to anything they had seen before at a wedding, which makes me really happy."

A Walking Thought illustration newspaper

A Walking Thought

Traditional mini printed on 70gsm improved paper

Last summer, visual communication student Nakyeng Hwang walked the French Way from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain – a 699km journey that took 29 days. A Walking Thought is based on Hwang's journal from that long (and sometimes lonely) trip. We love the landscape format and the dream-like, single-colour illustrations.

Reframe the Brief: Perspectives of an Artist newspaper designed by Garry Parker for A Taste of Space

Reframe the Brief: Perspectives of an Artist

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Meet A Taste of Space. The new artist-led agency wants to "re-frame the brief" by helping brands tell stories from a different angle, and they're kicking things off by introducing themselves with a newspaper.

"It allowed us to explain the philosophy of the agency in a really engaging storytelling format," says designer Garry Parker. "It also perfectly suited our glitchy and photocopied brand aesthetic. We're so happy with how it turned out!"

Africa in Motion film festival programme printed by Newspaper Club

Africa in Motion festival programme

Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Africa in Motion aims to create a space to show African films as artistic masterpieces on a par with cinema from anywhere in the world. It's a brilliant festival, and we're thrilled they've showcased their events with a newspaper programme for 4 years running.

"It's simple, with no faff and way less intimating than a glossy booklet," says AIM's Manon Haag. "The format also encourages you to read it like a magazine. We always try to give as much details about the films and events as possible, so people can choose not simply based on how catchy a title or a film still is."

Africa in Motion Film Festival will be taking place from 27 October to 5 November in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Pick up your Africa in Motion 2017 Programme in Filmhouse Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Theatre and many more cultural venues in both cities.

With a newspaper, you can share your story in a fun, flexible format. Order free samples to get started.

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