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Print Roundup: May

Newspaper Club Print Roundup: May

May is always a month filled with student work here at Newspaper Club, and this year's batch of graduates printed everything from graphic novels to typographic posters. (We're saving some projects for our Student roundup later this month – if you printed something for your degree show, tag us @newspaperclub on Instagram to be included!)

Below, a mix of newspapers by students plus an ode to one designer's favourite food and the self-proclaimed "World’s Weirdest World Cup Chart".

Shift Zine explores moments of transition through illustration, writing and photography. Time is the theme of this first issue, which comes with a set of 3D glasses to use with a photo series by Kevin Frances.

Shift Zine

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Shift Zine explores moments of transition through illustration, writing and photography. Time is the theme of this first issue, which comes with a set of 3D glasses to use with a photo series by Kevin Frances.

Future themes will explore other interpretations of "shift”, and the format of the publication will change with each issue.

“To encourage myself to pursue more side projects, I invited some friends along that wanted to do the same,” says founder Leslie Cheng about launching Shift. "If you have an idea that you just can't shake, there's nothing more motivating than a group of your friends to make it happen with you."

Homesick is a new publication from London-based archivist Reagan Clare. Subtitled 'The Discovery Magazine’, Homesick shines a light on the lesser-known creatives behind iconic moments in pop culture.Homesick is a new publication from London-based archivist Reagan Clare. Subtitled 'The Discovery Magazine’, Homesick shines a light on the lesser-known creatives behind iconic moments in pop culture.

Homesick Magazine

Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Most people can sing along to the soundtrack of Grease but far fewer can name the director of the hit musical. That would be Randal Kleiser, and he’s one of 7 artists interviewed in Homesick, a new publication from London-based archivist Reagan Clare. Subtitled 'The Discovery Magazine’, Homesick shines a light on the lesser-known creatives behind iconic moments in pop culture.

You can find Homesick at select stockists in London and Brighton – and look out for it in the exhibition Print! Tearing it Up, on view at Somerset House from now until 22 August 2018.

Service is a graphic novel by illustrator Dominic Twigg, created for his final exhibition at Cardiff School of Art and Design. It follows a city-dwelling character who takes a holiday to a service station in the middle of nowhere: “For him it was the only place where life would truly stop; inscrutable spaces, perpetually lost between A and B."

Service

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Service is a graphic novel by illustrator Dominic Twigg, created for his final exhibition at Cardiff School of Art and Design. It follows a city-dwelling character who takes a holiday to a service station in the middle of nowhere: “For him it was the only place where life would truly stop; inscrutable spaces, perpetually lost between A and B."

Twigg wanted to tell the story in a large format, and newsprint offered "a lot of free space to play around with.” Plus, he says, newspapers are "synonymous with transit and throwaway in nature, which is in tune with the message of my story."

Thinkful is an online coding school that offers 1-on-1 mentorship for a range of courses, from Web Development to Data Science. Inside this mini catalogue is information about the school's mission, its courses, and student success stories. The newspaper format "reflected the mood and tone of our brand,” says Thinkful. "It’s tactile, utilitarian, and timeless."

Thinkful

Traditional mini printed on 70gsm improved newsprint

Thinkful is an online coding school that offers 1-on-1 mentorship for a range of courses, from Web Development to Data Science.

Inside this mini catalogue is information about the school's mission, its courses, and student success stories. The newspaper format "reflected the mood and tone of our brand,” says Thinkful. "It’s tactile, utilitarian, and timeless."

"Wall charts are notoriously boring, very confusing, data-filled schedules,” says Turbo Island illustrator Chris Wright, who took a different approach with his “World’s Weirdest World Cup” poster. The chaotic scene took Wright about a week to draw, and features every previous World Cup mascot clambering around Russia's St Basil Cathedral. Since it’s designed to be filled in with pen, “newsprint was the perfect surface."
World’s Weirdest World Cup Chart

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

"Wall charts are notoriously boring, very confusing, data-filled schedules,” says Turbo Island illustrator Chris Wright, who took a different approach with his “World’s Weirdest World Cup” poster. The chaotic scene took Wright about a week to draw, and features every previous World Cup mascot clambering around Russia's St Basil Cathedral. Since it’s designed to be filled in with pen, “newsprint was the perfect surface."

In May, The Hop Review in Chicago hosted Ultra Fresh, a celebration of freshly packaged beer in conjunction with Illinois Craft Beer Week. This year they teamed up with Right Way Signs of Chicago and Studio Malt to design the event programme on newsprint and showcase Right Way's hand-painted sign lettering. The newspapers were included in the welcome pack for attendees, and had information on the beer list, breweries, and the unique venue.
Ultra Fresh

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

In May, The Hop Review in Chicago hosted Ultra Fresh, a celebration of freshly packaged beer in conjunction with Illinois Craft Beer Week. This year they teamed up with Right Way Signs of Chicago and Studio Malt to design the event programme on newsprint and showcase Right Way's hand-painted sign lettering. The newspapers were included in the welcome pack for attendees, and had information on the beer list, breweries, and the unique venue.

An Ode To Potato Waffles is pretty self-explanatory: design student Beth Wilson printed the tabloid with “the sole aim to praise the under-appreciated waffly, carby goodness that is potato waffles.” Created as part of a university project, the zine showcases a bespoke typeface based on the grid of a potato waffle.
An Ode to Potato Waffles

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

An Ode To Potato Waffles is pretty self-explanatory: design student Beth Wilson printed the tabloid with “the sole aim to praise the under-appreciated waffly, carby goodness that is potato waffles.” Created as part of a university project, the zine showcases a bespoke typeface based on the grid of a potato waffle.

Nocturne lamps are designed and built by Simon Day from his workshop in Manchester. Creative studio Modern Designers recently created a new visual identity for Nocturne, and printed this newspaper to introduce the brand at Clerkenwell Design Week.
Nocturne Workshop

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Nocturne lamps are designed and built by Simon Day from his workshop in Manchester. Creative studio Modern Designers recently created a new visual identity for Nocturne, and printed this newspaper to introduce the brand at Clerkenwell Design Week.

All the product photography was shot on film, explains Modern Designers, and paired with the tactility of newsprint the catalogue reflects the "handmade aspect of everything that comes out the Nocturne workshop."

Desert and Denim is an annual festival for entrepreneur and artisans in Joshua Tree, California. The Desert Sun Times, a guide to the weekend’s goings-on and map of the venue, is a nod to 1960’s psych newspapers, like the San Franisco Oracle. Designer Jordan Vouga included a full-page event poster so attendees have a piece of artwork to bring home with them.

Desert Sun Times

Traditional tabloid printed on 45gsm salmon newsprint

Desert and Denim is an annual festival for entrepreneur and artisans in Joshua Tree, California. The Desert Sun Times, a guide to the weekend’s goings-on and map of the venue, is a nod to 1960’s psych newspapers, like the San Francisco Oracle. Designer Jordan Vouga included a full-page event poster so attendees have a piece of artwork to bring home with them. The newspaper was produced by Tobias Hayduk.

Ending on a high note: the sky! Graphic designer Amalie Charlesworth created this newspaper filled with images of blue skies (and the accompanying Instagram account, Kiah Skys) “to remind people to go outside charge their creative juices."
Sky

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Ending on a high note: the sky! Graphic designer Amalie Charlesworth created this newspaper filled with images of blue skies (and the accompanying Instagram account, Kiah Skys)  “to remind people to go outside charge their creative juices."


 

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