Print Roundup: July 2019

The best things we printed in July – Newspaper Club print roundup

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

Below, 10 stand-out publications fresh from the press: from a fanzine dedicated to vintage eyewear to behind-the-scenes road trip photography from actor and visual artist Jason Lee.

Kate Mathis photography portfolio newspaper

Kate Mathis portfolio

Digital tabloid printed on 90gsm bright paper

Photographer Kate Mathis works with clients like West Elm, Martha Stewart Living and the Cooper Hewitt museum. In her latest portfolio, she shares a mix of interior, product and food photography—we love this dramatic shot of a flaming baked Alaska printed across a double-page spread. Newspaper design by Lilian Hough.

Creative wedding invitation printed on newspaper

Emily and Elias wedding programme

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Inspired by an early connection over crossword puzzles, newlyweds Elias and Emily Kruse Logan created a newspaper-style wedding programme for their guests. On the cover (pictured above) is an illustration of the arbor the architect couple designed and built for the ceremony.

"The expanded format made sense for us – a couple who rarely suffers from a lack of words!" they tell us. "We had fun filling out the pages with spoof personal ads, lost and found notices, a wildlife correspondent column and articles by our wedding party, cleverly formatted as letters to the editor."

The Shape of Things, kids activity book printed on newspaper. Designed by Pam Hsu.

The Shape of Things

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

“I draw and doodle over simple shapes with my daughter all the time and wanted to make something creative for parents and their kids to do together,” says Oakland-based designer Pam Hsu about The Shape of Things, an activity book she printed as a digital tabloid. “The newspaper format allows kids to pull the pages apart, sprawl out and just have fun.”

Peckham Levels newspaper

Peckham Levels

Traditional tabloid printed on 52gsm recycled newsprint

Last month, over 150 businesses opened up their doors for Open Studios weekend at Peckham Levels, a workspace for artists in London. This newspaper acted a guide to the event, featuring a schedule for the weekend as well as interviews with the different studios.

"Printing with Newspaper Club allowed us to print large scale and gave us an opportunity to use lots of wicked photography and portrait shots of our members," say designers Moira and Sophie of Make Shift. "It was really cool watching everyone walk around the building holding one and flicking through whilst attending the event.”

Landmænd Journal newspaper

Landmænd Journal

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Landmænd Journal documents the two months architecture student Sara Lohse spent working on a city farm in London as part of her thesis project.  "I find that documenting things in a standard text-heavy format isn't very engaging, and often not appropriate for the type of work that I am showing," she explains. "Using a newspaper format works perfectly, as my photography features constantly throughout my work. And it's nice to have a physical document to reflect on the experience."

Bidules newspaper Frames

Frames by Bidules

Traditional tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Belgian eyewear brand Bidules reinvents vintage glasses for today's eyes. Frames is their free, quarterly fanzine – the first issue, printed as a tabloid newspaper, was made in collaboration with graphic designer Ingrid Bourgault. Inside are rarely-seen (and delightfully retro) archival photographs, illustrations and advertisements from the optical industry.

Jason Lee Oklahoma newspaper published by Refueled magazine, printed by Newspaper Club

Refueled - OK; Jason Lee Oklahoma issue

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Over the summer of 2018, actor and visual artist Jason Lee travelled 3,000 miles across Oklahoma, creating a photo series that's on display now at the Philbrook Museum of Art. This limited-edition (and now sold out) newspaper, published by Texas-based Refueled magazine, offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the work came together.

"Refueled has been presented for years in a fairly traditional magazine format," explains Refueled publisher Chris Brown. "For this issue, I wanted to capture the vibe of newsprint publications like Rolling Stone that I was drawn to as a child. There is something about the smell and texture of newsprint that instantly takes me back and perfectly captures that era."

The Contract Chair product catalogue newspaper

The Contract Chair Company

Digital tabloid printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Based in London, The Contract Chair Company supplies furniture to the hospitality industry across Europe.  With over 4,000 products for sale, keeping employees up-to-date with new product information can be tricky. They use this internal newspaper, printed as a digital tabloid, to share updates in a format that's more engaging than an email bulletin.

Leonard Greco – Bored to Death photography portfolio newspaper

Leonard Greco – Bored to Death portfolio

Digital broadsheet printed on 55gsm improved newsprint

Boston-based photographer Leonard Greco has spent the past 2 years assembling Bored to Death, a photo series he describes as "an investigation of symbolism and still life as rebellion." Working with designer Sam Jayne, he's collected the images in a broadsheet newspaper, our biggest format. "I wanted something affordable yet large format," he tell us. "The quality, ease of use and timeliness of Newspaper Club is something I’ll definitely recommend to others."

Made in Easterhouse newspaper

Easterhouse Today

Traditional tabloid printed on 70gsm improved paper

Thriving Places Easterhouse is an initiative to support the local community of Easterhouse in Glasgow. The Easterhouse Today newspaper, produced by Platform and designed by Valerie Reid, serves as a platform for residents to discuss issues that are important to them.

"The newspaper is a really useful way to collect and share information about local projects and services," says Platform's Matt Addicott. "The process of gathering stories provided a great opportunity to get out of the office and chat to volunteers and coordinators.  And it was really fun to work with local school children, who interviewed members of the council and shared what they were looking forward to over the summer."


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