I Have (Not) Read and Agree to the Terms of Use

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What’s black and white and not read all over? Terms of use, according to a Guardian article reporting that 73% of people don’t study the fine print. This fact prompted graphic designer Cleber de Campos to publish a digital broadsheet newspaper as a ‘typographical critique of things I agreed to without reading.’

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I Have (Not) Read and Agree to the Terms of Use was conceived as a university project during Cleber’s studies at UAL: London College of Communication. He recently reprinted the publication for inclusion in a newspaper exhibition at Collectif Blanc in Montreal.

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The newspaper presents the terms of use of major social networks (Facebook, Tumblr, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Twitter) in a new light. By subverting design tactics used to make text undesirable to the reader, Cleber transforms dull writing into a dynamic typographic experiment. His manipulation of type reveals sinister implications behind mundane documents.

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Cleber says newsprint was a perfect fit for the nature of the project. He chose a big broadsheet newspaper to contrast the “digital immateriality” of online text. And seeing that text set against the familiar scale of a broadsheet makes the lengthy policies all the more jarring.

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I Have (Not) Read and Agree to the Terms of Use is a clever and unsettling study of visual language. And it’s surely the most fun you can have reading terms and conditions.

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You can find more of Cleber’s work on his website. Thank you for printing with us!

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St James’s Correspondent

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The last time St. James’s had a local newspaper, Oscar Wilde was writing letters to its editor. After more than a century without its own news source, St. James’s can now boast  The Correspondent as its trusted man on the ground.

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The classic tabloid publication, wonderfully designed and art directed by dn&co, is part of a project commissioned by The Crown Estate to rejuvenate the identity of St. James’s. Now in its ninth edition, The Correspondent champions a vibrant local community, showcasing the many independent retailers and restaurants in the area.

As the The Crown Estate explains: ‘Global news is very much big business, but often the important local news, exciting events, and the individual voices and stories of our immediate surroundings get lost.’

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You can flip through the latest issue online—36 pages of thoughtful content featuring the Sunspel factory in Derbyshire, the Portland Stone quarries of Dorset, a day in the life of the kitchen at The Ritz, Canadian outdoor clothing company Arc’teryx, the Jermyn Street Theatre, The Bike Rooms, a letter from Dylan Jones, and London’s newest destination, St James’s Market. There’s also photography from Ivan Jones, Josh Shinner, Patricia Niven, and Tian Khee Siong.

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The Correspondent is distributed quarterly at Piccadilly Circus, Bond Street, and Green Park London Underground stations and has a readership of over 40,000. The next issue will be out in mid-September. Email st@dnco.com for a physical copy and, in the meantime, keep up with the editors on Twitter.

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All images courtesy of dn&co

Thank you to dn&co and St. James’s for printing with us!

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Donna Wilson Catalogue

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We printed a delightful catalogue for staff favourite Donna Wilson, purveyor of fine, alliterative creatures like the Curious Capybara and Clumsy Caribou. The classic tabloid catalogue shows off Donna’s range of homewares, textiles, and woolly wonderfulness in all their vibrant colour.

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If you’d like a copy of the catalogue sent to your home by post, just send an email to press@donnawilson.com with your name and address.

Learn more about our Classic Tabloid newspapers. Our most popular size—perfect for catalogues, zines, comics, newsletters, …the possibilities are endless. Our classic tabloids are printed on real high-speed newspaper presses.

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Paper of the Month: Raised Eyebrows #2

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July’s Paper of the Month is Raised Eyebrows #2, from Melbourne-based illustrator Oslo Davis. It’s a digital tabloid collection of Oslo’s witty and understated comics, a welcome follow-up to Raised Eyebrows #1 which he printed with us this time last year.

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Oslo contributes two cartoons a week to Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, as well as a weekly cartoon for his brilliant Overheard feature in The Sunday Age, where he illustrates out-of-context snippets of conversation (a recent comic shows a man in a puffy vest talking into his phone: ‘I got the purple. Will it stay this puffy or die down a bit?’) Oslo has said his jokes ‘start with something that we can all connect to and then just take a step further into the unknown; and hopefully it’s funny.’ We asked Oslo to tell us about his latest collection:

Raised Eyebrows #2 is the second edition of an annual newspaper I do to promote what I do. I am an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers and magazines worldwide, and this edition of Raised Eyebrows is a roundup of some of the better cartoons I’ve done recently.

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Newspapers as a format are no-nonsese and less-precious than books or glossy magazines. They are accessible, foldable, readable and don’t take themselves too seriously. And because of this they are especially perfect for cartoons.

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Cartoons themselves are, I think, inherently ephemeral and light: you look at them quickly, maybe laugh, then move on. You might even cut them out, stick them on your fridge. And since many of my cartoons appear in local broadsheet newspapers here in Melbourne, producing a collection of my work in my own newspaper made perfect sense.

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You can buy Raised Eyebrows #2 for £6.50 in The Newsagent. Congratulations, Oslo — thank you for printing with us! We’ll look forward to #3 next year.

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Some Things I Have Made

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Matt Chase is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Washington, DC. He has a wildly varied roster of accomplishments, from designing a cracking guide to Copenhagen for Herb Lester to having the chutzpah to propose a radical rebranding of the United States Postal Service. It’s no surprise, then, that he put together one of the most dynamic and eye-catching portfolios we’ve seen. He chose a digital tabloid to showcase major editorial and illustration projects — we’ll let him explain:

I printed Some Things I Have Made in 2014 as a mailed self-promotion piece, which contains—as the title infers—a whole heap of things I’ve created, over the course of about five years.

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My work spans a fairly wide gamut, and I realized that a multi-page mailer would afford far more opportunities to showcase my projects than, say, a simple postcard (which is relatively small and easy to ignore).

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The reception was overwhelmingly positive—I had several art directors call me the moment they received the piece, and one Creative Director even mentioned in an e-mail that it was the single best promotion he’d ever been sent. Honestly, I barely expected the piece to garner enough commissions to cover the cost of printing, but I can happily say that it’s paid for itself nearly ten times over.

matt-chase-self-promo-4_1000You can keep up with Matt’s latest projects through his great work journal. Thanks for printing with us, Matt!

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The Extra Terrestrial

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It’s the classic story of boy meets girl meets probing aliens. The Extra Terrestrial is a digital tabloid comic from illustrator Alicia Jennings, who just finished up her degree at the University of Hertfordshire. (Her final project was a lovely study of cabbie’s shelters in London.)

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Alicia created her illustrations with newsprint in mind, explaining that she used bold, clear lines and a limited colour palette to suit the medium. The result is a simple story presented beautifully — an encouraging case of manipulating constraints to your favour.

 

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Looking for more illustrated newspapers?  We’ve written about some of our favourites here on the blog and you can browse even more in The Newsagent. Thinking of printing your own illustrated newspaper? Request a sample or get in touch with us at support@newspaperclub.com with any questions — we’re happy to help.

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The Collector

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Here’s a charming project: London-based designer Fiona Gacki printed a digital tabloid newspaper of old family photos and illustrated the cameras used to take them. The effect is a poignant layer of context — obsolete cameras alongside fleeting moments. Fiona writes:

I wanted my newspaper to showcase my personal collection of cameras that have been passed down to me through the family, next to photos that were taken with them, capturing small moments in my family history. I feel that printing a newspaper really enhances the old photos and helps capture the different eras in history.

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The newspaper showcases cameras from each era ranging from the 40s to the 80s — cameras such as the Six-20 Popular Brownie, Polaroid Land Camera J66, Olympus 35RC, and the Prinz Autowind 3000 Tele. My personal favourite camera is the Kodak Brownie 127 from the 50s.

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You can see more of Fiona’s work on Behance. Thanks for printing with us, Fiona!

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Paper of the Month: Way Over Where

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Paper of the Month for June is Way Over Where from photographer Winnie Au. She filled a mini newspaper with big, bold colours and holy smokes: it looks amazing. Winnie’s work has appeared in all sorts of publications, from Bon Appetit to Modern Farmer, and she has a long client list to keep in touch with — which is where a newspaper comes in. Winnie tells us more:

I’m a NYC-based photographer and love sending out printed promos to photo editors, art buyers, and clients throughout the year. It’s a great way to keep in touch with people through something more tactile than an email. And I really love the creative process of putting promos together.

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I printed a newsprint photography promo Wander Over With through Newspaper Club last year and received such a good response that I decided to create a second edition of my photography zine.

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This one is called Way Over Where, and it takes you on a visual journey through the homes and workspaces of various people who I photographed throughout the past year. I’m lucky enough to get to work with very talented artists, musicians, designers, chefs, and dogs all over the US.

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To create the zine, I started by going through and selecting my best images from the past year for the promo. Next I worked with a designer through several layouts and revisions until we had the right pacing, content, and overall feeling.

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The printed copies just came in (yay!) We printed a run of 1,000 and are going to ship 500 to editors, art buyers and art directors, and the rest will be kept on hand as leave behinds.

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If you would like a copy of Way Over Where, shoot me an email at me@winniewow.com. To view more images visit winniewow.com

A big thank you to Newspaper Club for the feature!

Congratulations Winnie and thank you for printing with us!

About Paper of the Month

Every month, we give a £100 Newspaper Club voucher to one paper shared in The Newsagent. If you’ve printed a paper with us, share your paper (through the settings in your account) for a chance to win.

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Embrace Annual Report

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We recently printed a beautiful Annual Report for Embrace, a nonprofit organisation ‘committed to advancing maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions to the world’s most vulnerable populations.’  The report covers the organisation’s impact and growth over the past year, but it’s not just financials — interspersed throughout are photographs and first-person stories from mothers in developing countries whose lives have been impacted by Embrace. It’s a lovely, inspiring publication.

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The Annual Report was designed by Advocate Creative, an award-winning creative agency working with nonprofits, social ventures, and causes. Art Director Jessie McGrath tells us more about the project:

The 2014 Embrace Annual Report highlights the incredible work they are doing to reduce newborn mortality rates in countries around the world by integrating technology with training and education to support health workers and families in low-resource settings.

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We wanted the design to capture the texture and immediacy of the stories from the field featured throughout the annual report, and the Newspaper Club traditional mini provided the perfect format and aesthetic to accomplish this. We are thrilled with the printing, and happy to be able to tell about the important work Embrace is doing through such a distinctive format.

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A thoughtfully-made newspaper that conveys the vision of a remarkable organisation. Thank you for printing with us!

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The Mancunian Way

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If your city were home to a building called the Toast Rack, wouldn’t you be proud? Illustrator Jacob Phillips sure is, and he’s published The Mancunian Way to prove it. It’s a limited edition digital tabloid zine celebrating Manchester’s charms — ‘from the heavy grey skies, right down to the grease-blotted paper on the ground outside your favourite takeaway.’

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With a collection of Manchester-centric work from illustrators, writers, photographers, and designers, The Mancunian Way is a diverse and delightful publication (complete with ‘Dress a Manc’ paper dolls and requisite Morrissey portraits). Each copy of the zine comes signed and numbered — and includes an original sketch.

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You can skim The Mancunian Way in The Newsagent or order a copy from Jacob’s online shop. Thank you for printing with us!

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