Hot off the press! 8 newspapers to inspire you in September

Newspaper Club print roundup September 2021

Every month, we put together a roundup to show all the different ways our creative customers use newspapers. From a catalogue of (almost) life-sized portraits to a new publication celebrating the beauty of vintage airline rfoute maps, below are 8 print projects to inspire you in September.

Wilfrid Wood People exhibition newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Making faces

London-based portrait artist Wilfrid Wood has spent years depicting friends, acquaintances and curious individuals who message him on Instagram. This is the catalogue from a recent exhibition of new drawings — which are all done from life with Wilfrid and his subject face to face for several hours.

“We’re getting so used to seeing everything tiny on a screen," he says about printing a newspaper. “The drawings are A2, quite big, and I thought it would be nice to see them reproduced almost life size."

Inspired by a poster from the 1960s, Wilfrid used only lower case lettering throughout the catalogue. “Most people liked it,” he says, “apart from an old designer friend who said ‘No caps is something students try once at college and never repeat!'”

Printed on our digital broadsheets on 55gsm improved newsprint.


Warm Bros queer zine. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Warm Bros queer zine. Printed by Newspaper Club.

A moment in time

Collected and designed during the pandemic, the latest issue of queer zine Warm Bros is “a frozen look into a year when everything changed” from the perspectives of 29 contributors.

“The mission was to open up a space for queer folx to share their memories in whatever format,” says designer Jordan Parvex about the zine’s mix of poetry, essays, photography and painting.  Readers “love the feeling of the paper, the quality of the colors and that as the print ages, the colors and paper change and take on a new life.” Jordan adds that they’ve received “125 pre-orders in 3 weeks with no paid promotion" — impressive!

Printed on our digital minis on 55gsm improved newsprint.


8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Software zine printed by Newspaper Club.

Under the radar

Inspired by the DIY zines like the Boston Compass and Paper Rodeo, Software is a new alternative newspaper based somewhere in “the sleepy northeast region of the United States.” Creators Andrew Scripter and Kujo say they’re purposefully keeping a very low profile with the project — there’s no dedicated social media presence but you might be able to pick up some clues about where to find it via Wing Club Press...

Printed on our digital tabloids on 45gsm salmon newsprint.


8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Direction of Travel published by Christian Noelle. Printed by Newspaper Club.

8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Direction of Travel published by Christian Noelle. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Artful aviation

Direction of Travel is a newspaper devoted to vintage aviation maps. Created by designer and photographer Christian Nolle — who also founded the carbon-conscious flight search engine lite.flights — each issue focuses on a different set of airlines.

“Newspaper is an obvious medium for maps — you have that very tangible, large-format paper. It’s a really immediate, accessible way of reproducing things,” Christian recently told the Monocle 24 podcast about turning his “slightly obsessive” collection of maps into a publication. The newspaper is designed to be pulled apart, he explains, and you can frame the centre spread.

Printed on our digital broadsheets on 55gsm improved newsprint.


8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: How to H Mart by LAGO Collective. Printed by Newspaper Club.

8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: How to H Mart by LAGO Collective. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Grocery guide

How to H Mart is the debut print publication from LAGO Collective, a creative platform by and for Asian American artists.

Designed by Maddie Warshaw, the zine features interviews with four generations of Asian Americans “who have been curating culture at the grocery store” — more specifically, at the much loved Korean-American chain H Mart.

“Whether you’re an H Mart master or novice, there is always more to learn and appreciate about Asian foods,” says Ellie Rha, creative director of LAGO Collective. “We wanted to challenge ourselves to create educational material that was entertaining and respectful. The newspaper format was the best place to do it and also have the option of creating a poster in the centerfold!”

Printed on our digital tabloids on 55gsm improved newsprint.


8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Bachelorette party guide printed by Newspaper Club.

Weekend edition

For her bachelorette party in Austin, designer Valerie Thompson put together a weekend guide in the form of a mini newspaper featuring an itinerary of events, packing list and directory of helpful contact numbers. “I really wanted it to be playful and feel like a zine,” says Valerie, who also added “purely aesthetic” pages to break up the need-to-know info. “My friends loved receiving them. Being able to take it home as a souvenir made the weekend feel even more like a trip to remember.”

Printed on our digital minis on 55gsm improved newsprint.


8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Unfolded by Sarah Lawrence. Printed by Newspaper Club.

8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Unfolded by Sarah Lawrence. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Passion pages

Unfolded is a “quarterly-ish” publication celebrating passions, side projects and curiosities. Created by Atlanta-based designer Sarah Lawrence, whose clients include Vox, Buzzfeed and Facebook, this is the fourth issue of the newspaper and features playlists, recipes, comics and puzzles.

“I have LOVED working with contributors to produce something they're excited to share and the feedback has been really positive,” says Sarah. “This isn't a product that sells anything or asks anything of the reader besides taking a few minutes to slow down and find some joy and reflect on their own passions.”

Printed on our digital tabloids on 55gsm improved newsprint.


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8 print projects to inspire you in September 2021: Field Notes newspaper for Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Plant power

This newspaper is a guide to “Christine Borland: In Relation to Linu,” a new exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. The project explores the lifecycle of flax and the garden’s 350-year relationship with the plant.

“The newspaper format appealed as it looks like some of the handmade paper featured in the exhibition,” says designer Andy McGregor. “It’s also 100% recycled and recyclable. Visitors have been saying that it's been great to take inside and read at leisure, or take away and read with a cup of tea!”

Printed on our traditional tabloids on 52gsm recycled newsprint.


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