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Print Roundup: November

Print Roundup: November

We've hung up our wreath and printed our wrapping paper – it's feeling festive at Newspaper Club HQ! And like our office advent calendar, last month's batch of newspapers brought a new surprise everyday.

From a zine featuring foodie horoscopes (Cancer: "Anyone who tries to rush you definitely doesn’t have your best interests at heart. Invest in a slow cooker.") to a pottery catalogue with a typographic twist, here are 10 of the best things we printed in November.

 For his latest portfolio, Eric Moe (https://www.instagram.com/geomoetric/) used one side of a broadsheet for this sprawling, starry view of Austin – where he’s studying design at The University of Texas – from the peak of Mount Bonnell. On the back he printed his resume and a selection of other design work.

Eric Moe portfolio

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

For his latest portfolio, Eric Moe used one side of a broadsheet for this sprawling, starry view of Austin – where he’s studying design at The University of Texas – from the peak of Mount Bonnell. On the back he printed his resume and a selection of other design work. “I purposefully designed the poster to be dark and the portfolio to be light in case of newsprint bleed-through,” says Moe. “But it wasn’t even an issue!”

Now in it’s 5th year, magCulture’s The Modern Magazine conference celebrates independent magazines and the seriously talented people behind them. Programme printed by Newspaper Club.

Mod Mag programme

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Now in its 5th year, magCulture’s The Modern Magazine conference celebrates independent magazines and the seriously talented people behind them. We were thrilled to print this year’s programme and even catch some of the talks – read our highlights from the inspiring event.

Brutal Ikebana explores the relationship between the Japanese art of flower arranging – called ikebana – and Brutalist architecture. Using found images from the 50s and 60s, Hannah Tjaden’s collages unite these seemingly antagonistic visual forms. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Ikebana Brutal

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Brutal Ikebana explores the relationship between the Japanese art of flower arranging – called ikebana – and Brutalist architecture.

“Ikebana appears delicate, but in reality they emerge out of a strict practice to portray powerful representations of nature,” explains designer Hannah Tjaden. “Brutalism has similar contrasts: while the architecture seems severe upon first inspection, spaces like the Barbican are actually incredibly playful.”

Using found images from the 50s and 60s, Tjaden’s collages unite these seemingly antagonistic visual forms.

To showcase one-of-a-kind work from Red Pot Pottery, graphic designer Kira Sea created a mini magazine that gives each piece space to shine. “I didn’t want to make repetitive pages with just pictures of the items,” says Sea, who instead mixed typography with bold backgrounds and full-page photography. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Red Pot Pottery catalogue

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

To showcase one-of-a-kind work from Red Pot Pottery, graphic designer Kira Sea created a mini magazine that gives each piece space to shine. “I didn’t want to make repetitive pages with just pictures of the items,” says Sea, who instead mixed typography with bold backgrounds and full-page photography.

Launched in 2008 from founder Barbara Frankie Ryan’s teenage bedroom, BFR Mag began as “an excuse to bring together work by friends and put into print the things we talk about.” For its 24th issue, the publication takes a culinary turn with food-inspired contributions from Women Cook for Me, Springfield Cuisine, Miranda Dixon, Mylène Péron, Marianne Hanoun and Lewis Wade Stringer. Zine printed by Newspaper Club.

BFR Mag

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Launched in 2008 from founder Barbara Frankie Ryan’s teenage bedroom, BFR Mag began as “an excuse to bring together work by friends and put into print the things we talk about.” For its 24th issue, the publication takes a culinary turn with food horoscopes and contributions from Women Cook for Me, Springfield Cuisine, Miranda Dixon, Mylène Péron, Marianne Hanoun and Lewis Wade Stringer.

VICELAND, the boundary-pushing TV channel from VICE Media, put their brand mission into print with a tabloid. As a handout for employees, “newsprint was our preferred choice,” VICE tells us. “It conveys our unbranded and "person on the street" approach to content.” Printed by Newspaper Club.

VICELAND

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

VICELAND, the TV channel from boundary-pushing VICE Media, put their brand mission into print with a tabloid. As a handout for employees, “newsprint was our preferred choice,” VICE tells us. “It conveys our unbranded and "person on the street" approach to content.”

Closer&Closer, a New Orleans-based design and illustration agency, celebrated their first anniversary by launching a quarterly publication to promote work from the artists – 10 so far – that they represent. “As we've expanded our roster, I saw the value in having physical samples of each artists’ work,” says founder Drew Melton. “Newspapers are lightweight, affordable to ship and the print quality was great.” Printed by Newspaper Club.

Closer&Closer

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Closer&Closer, a New Orleans-based design and illustration agency, celebrated their first anniversary by launching a quarterly publication to promote work from the artists – 10 so far – that they represent. “As we've expanded our roster, I saw the value in having physical samples of each artists’ work,” says founder Drew Melton. “Newspapers are lightweight, affordable to ship and the print quality was great.”

Taking inspiration from early New Yorker design, hyperlocal newspaper Pevensey Bay Journal launched just over a year ago with a mission to celebrate the people of Pevensey Bay and champion local concerns. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Pevensey Bay Journal

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Taking inspiration from early New Yorker design, hyperlocal newspaper Pevensey Bay Journal launched just over a year ago with a mission to celebrate the people of Pevensey Bay and champion local concerns.

Published 10 times a year, the newspaper is available for 40p at newsagents around town. “We sell out with every issue,” says editor Simon Montgomery. “When the Journal comes out each month, you see people in cafes spreading the broadsheet out on tables and embracing the publication with this sense that it is their own newspaper.”

Sourcing wood from a family-owned forest, Montreal-based By the North crafts raw but sophisticated furniture. This broadsheet catalog for their Winter/Spring 2018 collection is the 6th in a series of posters designed by Daniel Robitaille, whose previous newsprint posters for the brand were awarded a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Director's Club. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Orange by By the North

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Sourcing wood from a family-owned forest, Montreal-based By the North crafts raw but sophisticated furniture. This broadsheet catalog for their Winter/Spring 2018 collection is the 6th in a series of posters designed by Daniel Robitaille, whose previous newsprint posters for the brand were awarded a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Director's Club.

Returning for its 8th edition, the Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton is the leading international festival of films made by, or featuring, people with learning disabilities. It’s also produced, managed and presented by a learning disabled team. This year’s programme, printed as a traditional tabloid, feature a playfully gruesome cover illustration by Billy Mather and Sarah Watson.

Oska Bright Film Festival programme

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Returning for its 8th edition, the Oska Bright Film Festival in Brighton is the leading international festival of films made by, or featuring, people with learning disabilities. It’s also produced, managed and presented by a learning disabled team.

This year’s programme, printed as a traditional tabloid, features a playfully gruesome cover illustration by Billy Mather and Sarah Watson. (Photo credit: Paul Mansfield)


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