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Print Roundup: September

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

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

Below, a small selection of what we’ve printed lately: portraits of pigeon fanciers, 80s-themed wedding programmes, posters promoting civic engagement and more. Scroll on to see them all.

More women are running in the 2018 midterm elections than any election in American history. The civic engagement team at women’s club The Wing printed this broadsheet with all the info their members need to “show up at the ballots inspired, informed and ready.” Illustration by Kelly Thorn.

The Wing Midterms Campaign

Traditional broadsheet printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

More women are running in the 2018 midterm elections than any election in American history. The civic engagement team at women’s club The Wing printed this broadsheet with all the info their members need to “show up at the ballots inspired, informed and ready.”  Illustration by Kelly Thorn.

Frankie Alduino is a New York City-based photographer. His work has a foundation in portraiture — he got his start working at The Richard Avedon Foundation and Annie Leibovitz Studio – with “an emphasis on themes of belonging, identity, and community.” From pigeon fanciers to one of the United State’s oldest Fourth of July parades, this newspaper shows what Alduino has been photographing over the past year. “Newsprint made the work portable, tactile and something people want to pick up and experience,” he says. “It's been a great way to get photographs into the hands of people who really appreciate them.” Design by Eli Showalter.

Frankie Alduino portfolio

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm paper

Frankie Alduino is a New York City-based photographer. His work has a foundation in portraiture — he got his start at The Richard Avedon Foundation and Annie Leibovitz Studio – and explores themes of "belonging, identity, and community.”

From pigeon fanciers to one of the United States’ oldest Fourth of July parades, this newspaper shows some of what Alduino has been photographing over the past year. “Newsprint made the work portable, tactile and something people want to pick up and experience,” he says. “It's been a great way to get photographs into the hands of people who really appreciate them.” Design by Eli Showalter.

At Home with Hostmaker is an interior design studio that specialises in homestay interiors. Working with interesting boutiques, charity shops and independent makers, they help hosts bring their rentals to life. In this mini guide, they celebrate their favourite design destinations and hidden gems around the world – from a carpentry studio in Barcelona to a riverside gallery in Bangkok.

Design and City Journal from At Home with Hostmaker

Digital mini printed on 55gsm improved paper

At Home with Hostmaker is an interior design studio that specialises in homestay interiors. Working with interesting boutiques, charity shops and independent makers, they help hosts bring their rentals to life.

In this mini guide, they celebrate their favourite design destinations and hidden gems in cities around the world – from a carpentry studio in Barcelona to a riverside gallery in Bangkok.

“There’s no going back to tight jeans after this,” says designer Serena Bute of the lush, langourous fabrics her namesake brand is known for. The London-based womenswear label printed a digital tabloid to showcase its Spring/Summer 19 Collection: elevated staples (think billowy shirts and dressy but comfortable trousers) in vibrant colours inspired by the decade Bute spent in Jamaica. "We chose newsprint because it's tactile and gives us freedom over the creation and design," says Serena Bute's Gemma Meyers. "We're so pleased with the finished product."

Serena Bute S/S 19 Lookbook

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

“There’s no going back to tight jeans after this,” says designer Serena Bute of the lush, langourous fabrics her namesake brand is known for. The London-based womenswear label printed a digital tabloid to showcase its Spring/Summer 19 Collection: elevated staples (think billowy shirts and dressy but comfortable trousers) in vibrant colours inspired by the decade Bute spent in Jamaica.

"We chose newsprint because it's tactile and gives us freedom over the creation and design," says Serena Bute's Gemma Meyers. "We're so pleased with the finished product."

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: newspaper portfolio for designer and illustrator Sarah Quatrano)

Sarah Quatrano portfolio

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

While looking for a new job, designer and illustrator Sarah Quatrano used a newspaper to introduce herself to potential employers. She created this lovely 8-page newspaper showing favorite branding projects, with a pull-out 2018 poster (pictured above). The design is simple – but effective:  “My new boss still has it posted up in her office!” she says.

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a tabloid newspaper for Cubittts customers to read while waiting for eye tests.)

The Spectacle for Cubitts

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

Eyewear brand Cubbits printed this newspaper for customers to read while waiting for their eye tests. It’s a friendly alternative to the months-old gossip magazines you’d normally find, featuring an essay on Bauhaus in Britain (with photography by Tian Khee Siong), interview with graphic designer Supermundane and area guides to help visitors explore the areas around Cubbits stores. London-based artist Charlotte Mei created a special Cubitts still life for the cover.

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a photobook by photographer Alan Gignoux, documenting Latvia's forests. Published by Stanley James Press.)

Forests of Latvia

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

In October 2017, photographer Alan Gignoux took part in a residency outside of Gauja National Park in Latvia. He intended to document how the logging industry is destroying the nearby forests but instead captured beautiful landscapes and the varied people who use the land, with fragments of industry suggesting what could be lost.

“Viewing these photographs on a screen inevitably results in people flicking through passively,” says designer Emily Macaulay of Stanley James Press, which published the newspaper. “We wanted something tangible that would be viewed at a slower pace. The dimensions of a broadsheet stop people in their tracks and huge double-page spreads transport them into this beautiful landscape.”

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: an 80s-inspired wedding programme for Sophie and Tom)

Sophie and Tom wedding newspaper

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Newlyweds Sophie and Tom made this 80s-inspired programme for their wedding this summer. Inside there’s a Pac-Man-themed Order of Service (“15:30: Players enter the game”) and a seating plan for the reception – each table was named after a year that’s important to the couple, and they used the newspaper to explain why. “Creating the paper was a very last minute thing,” says Tom. “It was stressful, but so worth it.”

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a zine for Finnish fashion brand AALTO)

Arkisto by AALTO

AALTO is a French/Finnish fashion label founded in 2014 by Tuomas Merikoski, a former designer for Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. The brand’s newsprint zine, Arkisto, explores the inspirations behind each collection.

On the cover of this issue is the actress Kati Outinen, “the ultimate incarnation of the Finnish woman” according to the brand. The zine also features Joakim Ojanen, a Swedish painter and sculptor who dreams up fantastical creatures, and Mimi Xu, the sound designer behind the music for the AALTO shows, who shares her research into the relationship between sound and mood.

Design by PIC with photography by Johan Sandberg.

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: the first issue of Exra Point, a newspaper that invites artists and designers to create work in response to a sports related prompt.)

Extra Point

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Extra Point is a new publication that invites artists and designers to create work in response to a sports-related prompt. Founders Christian Santiago and Mitchell Barton launched the newspaper last month, and the first issue is based on the 24-second basketball shot clock. 

New Orleans-based artist Ashley Teamer contributed the illustration shown above – a poster that functions as a game board. "Shot the Clock! is the basketball Snakes N' Ladders," she writes. "Each number represents the ticking seconds. If you plop on a pass you get to skip ahead. If you fall on the foul line you have to go back. Can you make it to the hoop?"

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a newspaper documenting the 2018 Transcontinental Race, with photography by James Robertson and Camille Mcmillan)

TCRNo6

Traditional broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

The Transcontinental Race is a self-supported bicycle race across Europe – that means riders plan and navigate their own courses, taking only what they can carry and consuming only what they can find. Those up for the 4000km challenge will reach some of cycling’s most beautiful and historic monuments.

This year, videographer Antonin Michaud-Soret and photographers James Robertson and Camille Mcmillan put together a newspaper in real time as they documented the race. "During the race, we put out a lot of web content, but it can get bogged down in exactly what is happening rather than the bigger picture," says Robertson. "The paper lets us print in a large, digestible format on a small budget and move the race away from small screens."

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a lookbook for eyewear brand Bailey Nelson's latest collection)

Bailey Nelson catalogue

Traditional tabloid printed on 70gsm improved newsprint

Following a recent brand redesign, Australian eyewear company Bailey Nelson wanted to try something different. To launch their new range of sunglasses, they worked with photographer Gavriel Maynard to shoot the campaign on film and they’re sharing behind the scenes Polaroids in a newspaper they’re displaying in stores.

“The rawness of film photography and Polaroids lent itself perfectly to the tactile newspaper medium,” says Lucille Ruehland, Art Director at Bailey Nelson. “The design process also gave us the chance to test the new brand assets and photographic content together – this issue was a playground to explore what we can do in the future.”

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: a fashion catalogue for Danish brand FEAST Studio, makers of faux fur outerwear)

FEAST Studio lookbook

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Copenhagen-based FEAST Studio makes custom faux fur outwear in quirky designs. Their latest lookbook, printed as a tabloid on 90gsm paper, includes a fluffy rendition of a classic racing jacket and a baby blue sky-inspired coat dotted with furry clouds.

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: POLYCHROMY PLAYS, a collaboration between artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos, nonprofit art gallery The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity, with the patients of the Paediatric department at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.)

POLYCHROMY PLAYS

Traditional broadsheet printed on 70gsm bright paper

POLYCHROMY PLAYS is a collaboration between artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos and paediatric patients at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, supported by nonprofit art gallery The Showroom and Imperial Health Charity.

Over six months in 2018, Khan-Dossos held workshops with inpatients exploring colour in relation to the hospital environment. Outpatients also took part in a workshop at The Showroom where they developed a proposed new colour palette for the interior spaces of St Mary’s Hospital.

The results of these workshops were used to create a poster, printed as a broadsheet newspaper, which includes imagery created by children and young people. The newspaper is being distributed throughout the hospital in October, with one copy framed and hung permanently outside the Paediatric Outpatients’ waiting room. (Read more about the project on It's Nice That.)

Every month, we print hundreds of interesting, inventive, well-designed newspapers and put together a roundup of our favourites. (Here: an illustrated newspaper for Nerdlab, a fab lab in Ghent)

ReadMe.txt for Nerdlab

Nerdlab is a collective of makers in Ghent, Belgium. They run a fab lab – a small digital fabrication workshop — where they build game consoles, sound systems, (3D) printers, sandboxes or other machines.

They’re using a newspaper to introduce their work to a wider audience. “They do a lot of digital stuff, so we thought it would be interesting to make a traditional printed publication,” says designer Wind Waait, who titled the newspaper Readme.txt to reference Nerdlab's digital focus. “They have a lot of projects so the newspaper helps explain their story.”


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