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Observe: Cambridge Edition

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It's always tempting to sneak a look when you come across someone drawing in a sketchbook. But sometimes you're lucky enough to be given a guilt-free glimpse in the form of a newspaper.

Hannah Blackman-Kurz is a terribly talented illustrator - she's written a gorgeous children's book called The Qalupalik and designed posters for the Cambridge Arts Theatre  - who has published bits of her travelling sketchbook as a 12-page digital tabloid. Observe is a collection of drawings she did in her local coffee shops, and she tells us a bit about the project:

Observe was a self initiated day project that was based in Cambridge coffee shops. It was a experimentation on how my images would feel placed on a newspaper format and if it gave a different quality to the images, it also fitted the theme of coffee shops and how newspapers are associated with them.

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It was great to see how they finally turned out, it gave the images more of a tactile approach where people can pick them up and don't feel they have to be so precious with it unlike going through someone's sketchbook. I'm going to keep experimenting hopefully there shall be a few more editions over the the summer! Thanks Newspaper Club!

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We love Hannah's work and you can see more of it on her blog. Thank you for printing with us!

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