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9 Newspapers to inspire you in August

august 2022 roundup

Every month, we put together a roundup to show all the exciting ways our creative customers use newspapers. In our August edition: posters for a tennis club in the California desert, an adorably illustrated wedding zine and a three-part publication – using all of our sizes! – about the first woman to work as a graphic designer in Venezuela. Keep reading to see all 9 inspiring print projects...

wild zine

Wild wild wine

Launched in 2017, Wild is the first and only natural wine fair in Scotland and the biggest wine fair of its kind outside of London. This booklet introduces winemakers from around the world and guides visitors through the hundreds of natural wines on offer.

“Most wine fair tasting booklets are printed at a local copy shop,” says designer Oliver Hilliker. Wild wanted to create something that felt more premium and was “durable enough to withstand splashes of wine.” This digital mini — printed on our heavier 80gsm recycled paper — “went down a treat” (as did many of the wines, we imagine!)


Karmele Leizaola first female graphic designer Venezuala newspaper by Faride Mereb

Designer discovery

Using all three of our newspaper sizes, designer Faride Mereb shares the life and work of Karmele Leizaola, the first woman to work as a graphic designer in Venezuela. Supported by a grant from 10x10 Photobooks, Faride studied Leizaola’s archive for over a year to produce a 3-part publication: the broadsheet opens up into a timeline and the tabloid and mini feature scans of Leizaola’s (rarely seen) work, organised by time period.

See how the newspapers come together in Faride's flip-through video:

“Karmele Leizaola was a newspaper designer, so reproducing the work in this format was really important for me,” says Faride. “And given the current state in my home country of Venezuela – with government censorship and the military taking control over media – I wanted to vindicate the printed word.”

Faride is giving a lecture on the project next year and in the meantime the publication is being distributed to bookshops, galleries and archives (including the wonderful Herb Lubalin Study Center). She also recently held a solo show (alongside Sheryl Oppenheim’s ‘Book Related’ exhibition) in New York. “This is just the beginning,” says Faride.


Pico News illustrated creative wedding invitation newspaper created by Pim Kang

All the love that's fit to print

This charming illustrated wedding zine was designed by Pim Kang for her wedding earlier this summer. Pim is from Bangkok and her husband, Cullen, is from Michigan so they wanted to make sure relatives and friends who hadn’t met would all be on the same page (quite literally) at the celebration.

"Everyone loves it. Even people who don’t know us have asked for a copy. And I’ve had two friends ask me to make a magazine for their weddings!"

The 24-page digital mini covers everything. There’s the practical info, like an order of service (written in both English and Thai) and a packing list, but Pim admits she's a bit “extra.” So there are also details about the floral arrangements and wedding cake, interviews with her and Cullen’s parents and grandparents, photos from the couple’s travels – in the style of a heavy metal band’s “world tour” poster – and a personalised crossword. It's a wedding extravaganza in print!

"Everyone loves it,” says Pim. “When our guests show the magazine to their friends  (yes, they do that!) even people who don’t know us have asked for a copy. And I’ve had two friends ask me to make a magazine for their weddings, too!"


This Age Thing exhibition catalogue newspaper Design Museum printed by Newspaper Club

New age

This Age Thing, printed on our traditional tabloid, shares stories from later life and explores how design can support us as we get older. The newspaper is part of The Design Age Institute’s exhibition The Future of Ageing, on now at the Design Museum in London. It’s a display object (pictured below) as well as something visitors can take away with them, featuring contributions from graphic designer Michael Wolff, podcast host Karen Arthur and professor Bobby Duffy.

This Age Thing exhibition catalogue newspaper Design Museum printed by Newspaper Club

“The newspaper format was an affordable and accessible way to connect with different audiences and extend their experience of the exhibit,” says the Design Age Institute. Designed by Curious Ways and edited by Georgie Lee.


Fight Til We're Free LGBTQ+ zine from Lambda Archives of San Diego printed by Newspaper Club

Making history

Over the past year, the Lambda Archives of San Diego hosted a series of zine-making workshops for young queer people. They’re showcasing the responses to different creative prompts in three separate digital minis, made in partnership with Radical History Club.

"The zines are one of the most popular projects we've ever worked on!"

“Everybody loves the zines!” says designer Nicole Verdes. “They're one of the most popular projects we've ever worked on. We’ve just ordered even more – they're that popular!”


Fable & Mane newspaper for Selfridges pop-up event printed by Newspaper Club

All aboard!

To celebrate their launch at Selfridges, haircare brand Fable & Mane hosted a week-long pop-up inviting customers to join them on a journey to India via the ‘Mane Train.’ Inspired by classic Indian railways, the train booth consultation space was where customers could learn how to use the brand's signature hair oil. “Newspapers are an intrinsic part of the Indian railway experience,” says assistant brand manager Magdalene Theodorou. “It only made sense to incorporate that!” Printed on our digital tabloids


The Courts Poster printed by Newspaper Club

Tennis anyone?

The Courts is a tennis clubhouse in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in California. It was founded by artists Adil Dara and Leah Goren, who also run a design studio – working with clients like Airbnb, The New York Times and Nike – from the club.

"In such a digital world it feels great to have something tangible."

This double-sided poster, illustrated by Leah, goes out with orders from their (very fun) online shop. “In such a digital world it feels great to have something tangible,” says Leah. “It's a nice surprise for customers when they order something and we love that people can hang it on their walls.” Printed on our digital broadsheets.


The Green Pages promo mailer from W Green creative agency printed by Newspaper Club

Green pages

Amsterdam-based branding agency W.Green showcases recent work for clients including Dr. Bronner’s, Pukka teas and Freitag in this digital tabloid portfolio. The 24-page newspaper has gotten “very positive feedback all round,” says designer Kyriaan Barrow-Blanken. “People are already asking when the next version is coming!”


wedding newspaper

Newsworthy nuptials

When guests arrived at Tina and Sean’s wedding in New Jersey, they were greeted with a special-edition wedding newspaper – the Mitchell Post. Tina got started with designer Alex Sall’s template for Canva – which is all set up for our digital tabloids! – and put a unique twist on the content by adding interviews with both of their parents, introductions to the bridesmaids and groomsmen and fun facts about their guests (like who was the first to RSVP and who travelled the furthest).

"Over a week later and I'm still hearing from people about how awesome and creative the newspaper was!"

“All of our guests absolutely loved them,” says Tina. “Over a week later and I'm still hearing from people about how awesome and creative the newspaper was! It was such a hit and one of my favorite things we did to make our day our own.”


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