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Print Roundup: January 2021

Newspaper Club print roundup — 7 creative newspapers we loved in January 2021

Every month, we put together a roundup to show all the different ways our creative customers are using newspapers. From a collection of "un-muckup-able" salad recipes to a community zine delivering news "with kindness" — below are 7 newspapers to start the year off on the right foot.

A Small Book of Really Good Salads zine by Meg Yonson. Printed by Newspaper Club.

A Small Book of Really Good Salads zine by Meg Yonson. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Super salads

After working in food and recipe development for 10 years, Meg Yonson is starting 2021 by publishing her first personal project ("besides a noob eBook I created at uni, can we all please forget I ever did that.")

"Newspapers are a great, affordable way to supply print copies to people who don't love to cook from digital books."

In A Small Book of Really Good SaladsMeg shares 12 of her best and most "un-muckup-able" recipes, inspired by the seasons, her travels and her favourite restaurants.

"Newspapers are a great, affordable way to supply print copies to people who don't love to cook from digital books," says Meg about printing a digital mini. "People have been sharing what they make and I've loved seeing the creations!"


2021 Calendar posters illustrated by Oliwia Bober. Printed by Newspaper Club.

2021 Calendar posters illustrated by Oliwia Bober. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Big year

London-based illustrator Oliwia Bober turned a digital tabloid into this oversized calendar — one poster for each month, featuring drawings inspired by "long car journeys and the various ways a person sits to feel comfortable."

Our brighter, heavier 90gsm paper stock is "a good way of making larger format prints at an affordable price," says Oliwia. "Each page had a lot of gradients and grain and I was pleased that the printing process retained the detail." Order a copy of the calendar from her website.


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The Grassroots Post amateur football zine. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Fan pages

You don't have to know the latest football score to appreciate The Grassroots Post, a new, free newspaper focusing on the amateur side of the sport. "We're sharing human stories," says editor Mike Backler. "It's all positive, warm and relatable content."

Inspired by old school football fanzines, The Grassroots Post celebrates all forms of the game, including veterans, disability and futsal (a version played indoors on a hard court).

"We've even had a reader email in and say they read it and have been inspired to play again, which was incredible."

The traditional mini, printed on nostalgic salmon newsprint, is designed by Alex Mertekis of Mundial magazine. It's available in 42 venues (when they open their doors again) with 7 more on board for the next issue after a"brilliant" response to the first one. Best of all, says Mike: “We've even had a reader email in and say they read it and have been inspired to play again, which was incredible to hear."


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Dunhill newsprint catalogue printed by Newspaper Club

Release the hounds

For their festive campaign, luxury menswear brand Dunhill celebrated the paws-itive relationship between dogs and their owners.⁠ This digital broadsheet, designed by Bonnevier Ainsworth, showcases Dunhill's new collection alongside vintage pup portraits by Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt.

“Spending more time at home recently and as a dog owner myself, I wanted our festive campaign to portray that bond," says Dunhill's creative director Mark Weston.⁠" It’s authentic and brings positivity to the everyday.”


Comics Youth newspaper made by and for marginalised young people in Liverpool and beyond. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Comics Youth newspaper made by and for marginalised young people in Liverpool and beyond. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Community comics

The news doesn't have to be discouraging— it can be motivational, inspiring, and even "delivered with kindness." That's the message Comics Youth is sending with Beyond the Margins, an illustrated tabloid newspaper made by and for marginalised young people in Liverpool and beyond.

The first issue features interviews with RuPaul's Drag Race runner-up Divina de Campo, Radio 1's first non-binary presenter Jacob Edward, and the 11 year-old manager of the world's smallest rock museum.

"Collaborating remotely strengthened us as a community during a very difficult and isolated time."

“At a time when it feels like mainstream media is not representative of, or kind to, the marginalised youth voice, we wanted to provide an opportunity for young people to reclaim the media,” says Comics Youth. “Collaborating remotely strengthened us as a community during a very difficult and isolated time. Knowing that the newspaper would be printed and distributed throughout the UK gave us something to look forward to.”


Internet Cookies broadsheet by Gaia Valdemarsdóttir and Elise Wilken. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Internet Cookies broadsheet by Gaia Valdemarsdóttir and Elise Wilken. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Internet cookies

In 2019 pastry chef Gaia Valdemarsdóttir started her mail-order Internet Cookies subscription, sending a monthly batch of baked goods made with creative ingredients like lavender butter and pickled blueberries.

This broadsheet newspaper, designed by Elise Wilken, folds out into a poster featuring 5 recipes for subscribers to make Gaia's cookies at home.

"A lot of people have ordered two so they could frame one!"

“I really love the old world feel of the newspaper stock and wanted to push away from the trend of traditional zines,” says Elise. “I loved designing it in a way that would complement the natural folds of the broadsheet so it could be a poster as well as a folded zine. A lot of people have ordered two so they could frame one!"


NICE! photozine by Max Friedman. Printed by Newspaper Club.

NICE! photozine by Max Friedman. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Experimental publishing

“We look at images on small screens all day, so there's something beautiful in making them really big and tangible,” says design director Max Friedman about NICE!, his series of digital tabloid zines. “With a newspaper you're enveloped in the images a bit longer."

"We look at images on small screens all day [but] with a newspaper you're enveloped in the images a bit longer."

Each issue of the ongoing publishing project — he's printed 4 issues so far — is a non-linear snapshot of Max's life over a few months. "It gives me a chance to experiment and make something just for myself," he says. "You start to see things you didn't see before.”


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