8 newspapers to inspire you in July

8 inspiring newspapers - July 2023. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Every month, we put together a roundup to show all the creative ways our customers use newspapers. This time we've got a Hollywood-inspired campaign from Oliver Peoples, AI-generated news headlines turned into analogue illustrations, an initiative to make cities more playful – plus more! Keep scrolling for 8 newspapers to inspire you in July.

The Dive newsletter from non-profit Minnow. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Land legacy

Minnow is a non-profit working to secure land tenure for California’s farmers of colour and indigenous communities. They’ve recently launched the first issue of what they’re calling a "zine-letter" – a mash-up of a zine and newsletter.

They're using the digital mini to share stories with supporters and build awareness of their mission. “It’s a cost-efficient way to distribute printed storytelling and to provide a break to our screen-fatigued audience,” says designer and photographer Javier Roman. “The response has been all praise for something so intentionally created. The executive director of one of our funding organizations even took the time to write to us in appreciation of their copy!”

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Good Fake News broadsheet by illustrator Dani Scharf. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Art meets algorithm

Good Fake News is a playful fusion of digital tools and traditional artistic techniques, brought to life by Uruguay-born illustrator Dani Scharf. Developed while Dani was taking part in the 2023 Irudika Residency, the work pairs fake news headlines generated by ChatGPT with Dani’s mixed media illustrations made using engraving, risograph, acrylic and collage.

"The experience with Newspaper Club was incredible, from the quality of the product to the speed that it arrived at my exhibition!"

The illustrations were exhibited at the Fundación Vital in Vitoria Gasteiz, Basque Country and, in keeping with the news headline theme, Dani produced a digital broadsheet to accompany the show:

Dani Scharf exhibition

“Everyone wanted a copy!” he says. While the printed copies were display-only at the exhibition, Dani says a PDF version will be available soon for anyone who wants to read it more closely.

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Mr-Bongo zine printed by Newspaper Club.

Record reflections

Dive into the vibrant world of Mr. Bongo with this new zine, a celebration of musicians, record shops, artists, collectors, vinyl enthusiasts and “everything in between.” It’s the first publication from the record label and film company, which opened in London in 1989 and is today based in Brighton.

“The whole process is satisfying and a flexing of different creative muscles,” says Mr. Bongo’s Matthew Neale about creating the digital mini. “We’ve had a very warm response and it’s lovely to see the final product in its tangible form.” Designed by Alex Evans.

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Heath Ceramics x Commune Design collaboration poster. Printed by Newspaper Club

California collaboration

Los Angeles-based Commune Design created this fold-out poster to celebrate the launch of their dinnerware collection with San Francisco’s beloved Heath Ceramics. A portion of every dinnerware purchase will go to Art Division, a non-profit dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth studying the visual arts. “It's easy and reliable,“ says designer Dante Iniguez about using our popular digital tabloid format. “People love it!”

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TRIP CBD drinks brand broadsheet. Printed by Newspaper Club

Kind mind

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this year, CBD drinks brand TRIP put together a broadsheet full of resources to help readers find calm when life feels overwhelming.

TRIP broadsheet printed by Newspaper Club

“So much of the relationship that brands have with their communities is digital, so it was great to have something physical to share with them,” says copywriter Ceci Browning. “Customers who received the newspaper responded super positively, sharing snippets across social media and helping us get the message out there that self-care is productive.”

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Oliver-Peoples brand catalogue. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Seeing stars

Ready for a close-up! Oliver Peoples, the eyewear brand known for its timeless frames, is stealing the scene with a Hollywood-inspired digital tabloid catalogue. It's printed on our premium 80gsm bright paper stock – a true showstopper. Pick up a copy at select Oliver Peoples stores around the world.

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Playful-Streets tabloid for A Playful City. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Community connection

Ireland-based A Playful City is a not-for-profit focused on engaging communities to create more playful, healthy and inclusive public places. They’re using our digital tabloid to spread the word about their new Playful Streets initiative, which encourages communities to temporarily close streets to traffic so children and neighbours can play outside.

The newspaper is “an eye-catching and happy way to celebrate the launch of our pilot project,” says associate director Cathal Mulry. Designed by Eamon Hall.

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Alphabetical-Room typography newspaper by Liad Shadmi. Printed by Newspaper Club.

Graphic grids

The Alphabetical Room is an experimental typographic newspaper inspired by Josef-Müller Brockmann's 1961 grid proposals for interior spaces. Created by Hamburg-based designer Liad Shadmi as part of his Masters programme, the newspaper explores three-dimensional typography, with shifting perspectives and evolving grid resolutions throughout its pages.

Liad published the project as a digital broadsheet because it's “user-friendly and immensely enjoyable to work with.” He adds that the project has received “amazing feedback from the design community” – so far it’s been awarded a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Directors Club and is nominated for a further award at TDC Tokyo. It’s also been featured in It's Nice That and in Behance’s Editorial Gallery.

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