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Print Roundup: October

Newspaper Club Print Roundup: October 2018

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

Below, a small selection of what we’ve been printing as the end of the year draws near: a calendar for colouring in, public art posters and an illustrated guide to using technology in nature. Keep scrolling to see them all.

Art in Print is a new project designed to make buying art more accessible. Working with Zone 3 in Allston, Massachusetts, creative studio Isenberg Projects commissioned ten local artists to create newsprint posters – they’re now available in repurposed newspaper dispensers around the city for 25 cents each.

Art in Print

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved paper

Art in Print is a new project designed to make buying art more accessible. Working with Zone 3 in Allston, Massachusetts, creative studio Isenberg Projects commissioned ten local artists to create newsprint posters – they’re now available in repurposed newspaper dispensers around the city for 25 cents each.

Art in Print is a new project designed to make buying art more accessible. Working with Zone 3 in Allston, Massachusetts, creative studio Isenberg Projects commissioned ten local artists to create newsprint posters – they’re now available in repurposed newspaper dispensers around the city for 25 cents each.

“We’ve been obsessed with newsprint posters for some time, but wanted to take the concept one step further,” says designer Madeline Jacobsen. “Typically someone would have to go to a museum or event to get their hands on one of these posters – we thought, why not make newspaper dispensers mini art galleries?”

Each dispenser contains different artwork, encouraging people to walk around their neighbourhood to discover new prints.


This year the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia hosted its first multidisciplinary BFA degree show. To reflect the vast amount of work on display, designers Gray Hauser grayhauser.com and Nicolette Kubea nicolettekubea.com created an identity around the phrase “Extra! Extra!” which made a newspaper the perfect fit for the catalogue.

Extra! Extra! for the Lamar Dodd School of Art

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

This year the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Georgia hosted its first multidisciplinary BFA degree show. To reflect the volume and diversity of work on display, designers Gray Hauser and Nicolette Kubea created an identity around the theme “Extra! Extra!” which made a newspaper the perfect fit for the catalogue.


As a stylist for furniture brand Vitra and writer for arts magazine Annabelle, Connie Hüsser encounters good design from all over the world. For this year’s Biennale Interieur in Belgium, Hüsser curated 45 objects created with an eye for detail – from an egg-shaped salt shaker to bookends inspired by metamorphic rocks – for the exhibition Objects with Love http://www.objectswithlove.ch/. This broadsheet, designed by creative studio Unfold http://unfold.be/, folds out to reveal them all.

Objects with Love

Traditional broadsheet printed on 45gsm salmon newsprint

As a stylist for furniture brand Vitra and writer for arts magazine Annabelle, Connie Hüsser encounters good design from all over the world.

As a stylist for furniture brand Vitra and writer for arts magazine Annabelle, Connie Hüsser encounters good design from all over the world. For this year’s Biennale Interieur in Belgium, Hüsser curated 45 objects created with an eye for detail – from an egg-shaped salt shaker to bookends inspired by metamorphic rocks – for the exhibition Objects with Love http://www.objectswithlove.ch/. This broadsheet, designed by creative studio Unfold http://unfold.be/, folds out to reveal them all.

For this year’s Biennale Interieur in Belgium, Hüsser curated 45 objects created with an eye for detail – from an egg-shaped salt shaker to bookends inspired by metamorphic rocks – for the exhibition Objects with Love (pictured above). This broadsheet, designed by creative studio Unfolded, folds out to reveal them all. (Installation photo by Jeroen Verrecht)


Bonnie and David were married in September and this newspaper is an elegant album of highlights from the day. Photographer Jake Aaron Howe printed the a single copy of the 40-page tabloid as a gift for the couple, with a quote from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which was read at the ceremony, on the front cover.

Hitched – Bonnie and David

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Bonnie and David were married in September and this newspaper is an elegant album of highlights from the day. Photographer Jake Aaron Howe printed the a single copy of the 40-page tabloid as a gift for the couple, with a quote from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which was read at the ceremony, on the front cover.


Founded in 2013, the Bergen Art Book Fair is an annual festival celebrating artists, designers, illustrators and small-press publishers from Norway and beyond. They used broadsheets to create a series of posters showing different bookshelves, and printed a mini catalogue with practical information about the event.

Bergen Art Book Fair programme

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint and Traditional mini printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Founded in 2013, the Bergen Art Book Fair is an annual festival celebrating artists, designers, illustrators and small-press publishers from Norway and beyond. They used broadsheets to create a series of posters showing different bookshelves, and printed a mini catalogue with practical information about the event. Design by Mads Andersen and Ingrid Rundberg.


Taiwan-born artist Wanyu Basset used a tabloid for this 2019 calendar, featuring a different botanical illustration – designed to be coloured in! – for each month.

Meilleurs Voeux 2019 Calendar

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Taiwan-born artist Wanyu Basset used a tabloid for this 2019 calendar, featuring a different botanical illustration – designed to be coloured in! – for each month. The title on the cover, Meilleurs Voeux, means "best wishes" in French.


Cortana is a sustainable womenswear brand from Spain. This latest lookbook, printed on recycled newsprint, showcases their autumn/winter collection as modelled by some of the brand’s muses, like painter Alexia Sinoble and dancer Mar Aguiló.

Periodico Baja for Cortana

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

Cortana is a sustainable womenswear brand from Spain. This latest lookbook, printed on recycled newsprint, showcases their autumn/winter collection as modelled by some of the brand’s muses, like painter Alexia Sinoble and dancer Mar Aguiló.


If only all news could be as lovely as The Illustrated News, an annual mailer from London-based artist Rebecca Sutherland http://rebeccasutherland.co.uk/. This year’s edition includes sketches of Sutherland’s logo for one for Britain’s oldest shoe brand, Start-rite, and an animated flipbook for the French television channel Arte. “To tie all of my work together, I only use black and white images,” says Sutherland. “I see the paper as a taster of work that can be found online and people are always delighted to receive them in the post.”

The Illustrated News

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

If only all news could be as lovely as The Illustrated News, an annual mailer from London-based artist Rebecca Sutherland. This year’s edition includes sketches of Sutherland’s logo for one for Britain’s oldest shoe brand, Start-rite, and an animated flipbook for the French television channel Arte.

“To tie all of my work together, I only use black and white images,” says Sutherland. “I see the paper as a taster of work that can be found online and people are always delighted to receive them in the post.”


Gabriel Fontana graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven earlier this year – "Playbook for Social Complexity" is his Master’s thesis, printed as a tabloid newspaper. Exploring identity and inclusivity in sport, the project won the Rotterdam New Talent Award 2018 and was exhibited at Dutch Design Week last month

Playbook for Social Complexity

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Gabriel Fontana graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven earlier this year – Playbook for Social Complexity is his Master’s thesis, printed as a tabloid newspaper. Exploring identity and inclusivity in sport, the project won the Rotterdam New Talent Award 2018 and was exhibited at Dutch Design Week last month.


ogy in Nature by Nicole Rifkin, printed as a broadsheet newspaper.

A Guide to Using Technology in Nature

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

The work of Brooklyn-based illustrator Nicole Rifkin has appeared in New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Fast Company, The New Yorker and more. This broadsheet poster is a composite of 7 of her drawings, creating a surreal narrative about technology and nature.

“I love laying out books in InDesign and had never done that for a broadsheet-sized project,” says Rifkin. “Offset printing yields really beautiful and unique results – and newsprint ages, which I think is fascinating.”


Siblings Jess and Tom Higham printed this newspaper as a gift for their mum, Debbie, on her 60th birthday. Working with Manchester-based designer Hannah Valentine www.hanvalentine.com they put together a fun and heartfelt collection of stories, photographs and notes from dozens of friends. “My mum is totally unique and has always encouraged us to follow suit,” says Jess. “Newspaper Club gave us the opportunity to give her something truly unique for her special 60th birthday and say 'thank you'.”

Happy Birthday Mum

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Siblings Tom and Jess Higham printed this newspaper as a gift for their mum, Debbie, on her 60th birthday. Working with Manchester-based designer Hannah Valentine they put together a fun and heartfelt collection of stories, photographs and notes from dozens of friends.

“My mum is totally unique and has always encouraged us to follow suit,” says Jess. “Newspaper Club gave us the opportunity to give her something truly unique for her special 60th birthday and say 'thank you'.”


This simple, focused promo showcases images by photographer Aaron Feaver aaronfeaver.com for the womenswear brand Cult Gaia: “I had done a shoot at an amazing house in Majorca and thought the pink and orange tones of the walls would translate well to newsprint.”

Majorca Promo by Aaron Feaver

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

This simple, focused promo showcases images by photographer Aaron Feaver for the womenswear brand Cult Gaia: “I had done a shoot at an amazing house in Majorca and thought the pink and orange tones of the walls would translate well to newsprint.”


A 90-year-old Chinese athletic shoe is now available in Europe, thanks to Netherlands-based Warrior Shanghai https://warriorshanghai.nl. “The shoe is very basic and we wanted to keep that in mind in our design,” they say about this newsprint lookbook, which showcases each of the 4 colourways as a pull-out poster.

Warrior Shanghai lookbook

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

A 90-year-old Chinese athletic shoe is now available in Europe, thanks to Netherlands-based Warrior Shanghai. “The shoe is very basic and we wanted to keep that in mind in our design,” they say about this newsprint lookbook, which showcases each of the 4 colourways as a pull-out poster.


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