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Print Roundup: August

Newspaper Club print roundup: August 2018

The end of summer brings the start of something exciting here at Newspaper Club: earlier this month, we got a shiny, new digital printer! We've started using it for digital tabloids, and will be swapping over broadsheets and minis by the end of the month. (In the meantime, you can order new samples!) That means the digital tabloids below are the last batch we'll be sharing from the old machine – luckily, it's a mix of fun and bright publications to send it off with a bang. 👋

Show + Tell Issue #2 Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint From roaring waterfalls in tall forests to trickling fountains in peaceful gardens, the Pacific Northwest comes alive in the summertime. This was the inspiration for the second edition of Show + Tell, a newspaper Owen Jones (www.instagram.com/whoisowenjones) created in collaboration with Scout Books (www.scoutbooks.com). “We started our quarterly paper as something to showcase the creative talent of Owen Jones employees outside of their day jobs,” they explain. This edition features a summer guide to Portland, horoscopes and a playlist of summer jams picked by Scout Books.

Show + Tell Issue #2

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

"From roaring waterfalls in tall forests to trickling fountains in peaceful gardens, the Pacific Northwest comes alive in the summertime," creative agency Owen Jones writes of the inspiration for this summer-themed newspaper collaboration with Scout Books. The second edition of Show + Tell features a summer guide to Portland, horoscopes and a playlist of summer jams picked by Scout Books.

Cinema for All Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint Cinema For All (www.cinemaforall.org.uk) is non-profit that supports over 1,200 community cinemas and film societies in the UK. The small, Sheffield-based team has been in operation since 1946. For the past 4 years they’ve used Newspaper Club to print a programme for the Community Cinema Conference – a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema. “We love to see how our attendees react to it,” says Cinema for All’s Jacqueline Chell. “And as a charity, we're so happy we can put out quality materials whilst still staying on a tight budget.” Design by Lydia Lapinski of Thoughts Make Things. (https://www.thoughtsmakethings.com/)

Cinema for All

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Cinema For All is non-profit that supports over 1,200 community cinemas and film societies in the UK. The small, Sheffield-based team has been in operation since 1946.

For the past 4 years they’ve used Newspaper Club to print a programme for the Community Cinema Conference – a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema. “We love to see how our attendees react to it,” says Cinema for All’s Jacqueline Chell. “And as a charity, we're so happy we can put out quality materials whilst still staying on a tight budget.” Design by Lydia Lapinski of Thoughts Make Things.

Shillington Scholarship Entry 2018

Shillington Scholarship Entry 2018

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

After 10 years working as a textile print designer, Juliette van Rhyn recently shifted gears to study Graphic Design at Shillington in London. She put together this newspaper as part of an application for their scholarship competition. “I wanted to design something tactile and familiar, so a newspaper was the perfect fit,” she tells us. “I didn’t win the scholarship, but I loved every minute of designing it.”

Making a piece of print also gave her a chance to practice some digital design skills: “I turned the front cover image into a simple animation in Photoshop, which was a first for me. I use Photoshop every day, so learning new techniques in it is a thrill.”

Sipping Liquor Every other month, members of the Sipping Liquor (https://www.sippingliquor.com/) craft spirits club receive a bottle of premium spirits on the doorstep—along with a newsprint magazine explaining why it’s special. There’s also an interview with someone from the distillery and photos of the people who made the liquor. The latest edition (pictured above ) was delivered with Yokka Koji awamori from Japan. Before that was Christian Drouin calvados from France (pictured above left). and St Abb's rum from the Caribbean. “We chose newsprint because it's distinctive and gives us a large canvas to play with different designs,” says (fittingly named!) founder Andrew Rummer. “We've received great feedback from customers after using Newspaper Club for the past three magazines.”

Sipping Liquor

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Every other month, members of the Sipping Liquor craft spirits club receive a surprise bottle of premium spirits, along with a newsprint magazine explaining why it’s special. Also inside each issue is an interview with someone from the distillery and photos of the people who made the liquor. The latest edition (pictured above right) was delivered with Yokka Koji awamori from Japan.

“We chose newsprint because it's distinctive and gives us a large canvas to play with different designs,” says (fittingly named!) founder Andrew Rummer. “We've received great feedback from customers after using Newspaper Club for the past three magazines.”

Bergen Fringe Festival Programme Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint With over 200 fringe festivals happening around the world each year, it can be tough to make your city’s stand out. But that didn’t deter Bergen Fringe Festival (https://norwayfringe.com) designer Camilla Gjerde Lund (www.instagram.com/millamat): “Festivals are fun to work with – you have the freedom to make something fresh and playful every year!” For this year’s programme, she used a mini newspaper – with a prismatic colour palette inspired by “the fringe mentality” – to set Bergen’s festival apart. “I just love the texture of the paper – it really makes the program stand out,” she says. “People engage differently with information presented in an unusual way.”

Bergen Fringe Festival Programme

Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

With over 200 fringe festivals happening around the world each year, it can be tough to make your city’s stand out. But that didn’t deter Bergen Fringe Festival designer Camilla Gjerde Lund: “Festivals are fun to work with – you have the freedom to make something fresh and playful every year!”

For this year’s programme, she used a mini newspaper – with a prismatic colour palette inspired by “the fringe mentality” – to set Bergen’s festival apart. “I just love the texture of the paper – it really makes the program stand out,” she says. “People engage differently with information presented in an unusual way.”

And What? Queer Arts Festival Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint In October, the And What? Queer. Arts. Festival (www.instagram.com/andwhatfest) takes over London for the third year running. The event is a celebration of queerness through dance, digital arts, theatre, spoken word, music, and installation. There are over 100 artists in this year’s line-up, and you can learn all about them in this handy mini newspaper programme (designed by Eoin Norton.( https://www.facebook.com/enortondesign/ )

And What? Queer Arts Festival programme

Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

In October, the And What? Queer. Arts. Festival takes over London for the third year running. The event is a celebration of queerness through dance, digital arts, theatre, spoken word, music, and installation. There are over 100 artists in this year’s line-up, and you can learn all about them in this handy mini newspaper programme designed by Eoin Norton.

Lincoln Design Co – Volume 1: Benny Gold Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint Lincoln Design Co. (www.lincolndesignco.com) in Portland, Oregon teamed up with San Francisco streetwear label Benny Gold (https://www.instagram.com/bennygold/) to produce this graphic zine showing artwork from both brands. They stuck to a simple 2-colour palette to “highlight the amazing texture of the newsprint paper.” Copies were available at the PopUp Crop Portland conference in August and can also be purchased in the Lincoln Design Co. shop. (http://www.lincolndesignco.com/shop/benny-gold-x-lincoln-zine)

Lincoln Design Co – Volume 1: Benny Gold

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Lincoln Design Co. in Portland, Oregon teamed up with San Francisco streetwear label Benny Gold to produce this graphic zine showing artwork from both brands. They stuck to a simple 2-colour palette to “highlight the amazing texture of the newsprint paper.” Copies were available at the PopUp Crop Portland conference in August and can also be purchased in the Lincoln Design Co. shop.

 Miruna Talpas portfolio Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint Atlanta-based Miruna Talpas (https://heymiruna.com/) just earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (congrats, Miruna!). She printed this tabloid portfolio to share her work – which includes a fun branding project for Polaroid packaging that doubles as a frame — with her favorite studios and companies. As she says, it’s “kind of like a ‘Hey world, I've graduated!’”

Miruna Talpas portfolio

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Atlanta-based Miruna Talpas just earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (congrats, Miruna!) She printed this tabloid portfolio to share her work – which includes a fun branding project for Polaroid packaging that doubles as a frame — with her favorite studios and companies. As she says, it’s “kind of like a ‘Hey world, I've graduated!’”

Newspaper programme for Drift Record Shop's Sea Change festival

Sea Change Festival programme

Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Sea Change is a music festival in Totnes, Devon organised by Drift Record Shop (a small business with lots of experience printing newspapers — they publish our longest-running mini!) This year's Sea Change programme came with something special: a Flexi Disc with a not-yet-released track from the Swedish band Hater.

The Compact, a summer sleepaway camp from A Practical Wedding, printed a newspaper itinerary that fit neatly in campers' fanny packs.

The Compact Itinerary

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

This summer, the wedding website A Practical Wedding invited women to gather in La Honda, California for The Compact – a "feminist summer camp for grown ass women." The newsprint itinerary "brought us back to our analog days - pre internet," they tell us. And a folded tabloid fit neatly inside campers' fanny packs, too.

TPI Newsies Traditional broadsheet printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint “Props artisans come across props that frustrate us beyond belief,” says Jonathan Willis, the props master for The Titusville Playhouse (www.titusvilleplayhouse.com) in Florida. ”Newspapers have always been that for me: everyone knows what a newspaper looks like, and they're hard to fake.” So when the theater to put on a production of Newsies this summer, Willis made sure the fake newspapers felt like the real deal. Using scans of newspapers from the turn of the century, he designed this broadsheet – which gets thrown into the audience during the show – with facts about the production, news stories from the time, vintage recreations of sponsors ads, and a special "thank you” for the people who came to see the play.

Prop newspaper for "Newsies" at Titusville Playhouse

Traditional broadsheet printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

“Props artisans come across props that frustrate us beyond belief,” says Jonathan Willis, the props master for the Titusville Playhouse  in Florida. ”Newspapers have always been that for me: everyone knows what a newspaper looks like, and they're hard to fake.”

So when the theater put on a production of "Newsies" this summer, Willis made sure the fake newspapers used in the play felt like the real deal. Referencing newspapers from the turn of the century, he designed this broadsheet – which gets thrown into the audience during the show – to share facts about the production, news stories from the time, vintage recreations of sponsors ads, and a special "thank you” for the people who came to see the play.

Meet the artists of Closer&Closer (http://closerandcloser.co/), a Los Angeles-based production agency, in this mini guide showing new work from Allen Laseter, Molly Egan, Andrew Kolb, Carmi Grau and more. “In a world where people are getting almost no physical mail, these guides stand out,” says Closer&Closer’s Drew Melton. “Our clients always comment on how unique this format is and how they keep them around for reference.”

Closer&Closer Artist Guide Fall 2018

Traditional mini printed on 70gsm bright paper

Meet the artists of Closer&Closer, a Los Angeles-based production agency, in this mini guide showing new work from Allen Laseter, Molly Egan, Andrew Kolb, Carmi Grau and more.

“In a world where people are getting almost no physical mail, these guides stand out,” says Closer&Closer’s Drew Melton. “Our clients always comment on how unique this format is and how they keep them around for reference.”

Origin Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint Origin (https://www.origincoffee.co.uk/) is a coffee shop with 6 locations in Cornwall and London. Twice a year, they publish a newspaper with insights into the world of a coffee in a format they say is “more accessible and interesting than an annual report.” This issue features an explanation of “cupping” (a system experts use to determine coffee quality), a guide to brewing with a Chemex at home and an interview with Joshua Tarlo, the UK Barista Champion for 2018. Designed with A-Side Studio (https://www.a-sidestudio.co.uk/)

Origin

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Origin is a coffee shop with 6 locations in Cornwall and London. Twice a year, they share insights into the world of coffee with a newspaper, a format they say is “more accessible and interesting than an annual report.” This issue features an explanation of “cupping” (a system experts use to determine coffee quality), a guide to brewing with a Chemex at home and an interview with Joshua Tarlo, the UK Barista Champion for 2018. Designed by A-Side Studio.


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