Introducing Gary and Anne

We’re half way through a two day Newspaper Club Away Day session.

Newspaper Club Away Day

We have all come together to discuss how we improve Newspaper Club. Things that have arisen from the Beta, working out what features we should add and just generally discussing what we do next. It’s nice to pause and take stock.

New Newspaper Club hires

When I say ‘we’ there are five of us now as we’re pleased to introduce two additions to the Newspaper Club team. Anne Ward and Gareth Williams. Anne might be familiar from I Like, she’ll be handling Customer Relations. Gareth has a background in finance and running a large successful business and he’ll be handling Business Development.

Often as a business grows the founders find out very quickly where their skills lie and where the gaps are. A mistake people often make is thinking they can do everything themselves. That’s a trap we’re determined not to fall into. Anne and Gary have already made a significant difference to our small team and we’re excited about working with them on the stuff we’ve been talking about today.

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Protein Journal

One of the joys of working for Newspaper Club is being able to help lots of beautiful physical things appear in the world. Lots and lots:

Stack of Protein newspapers

Protein Journal is “part magazine, part trend report, part marketing brochure”, which they’re producing every couple of months to give an insight into their doings and thinkings. And it looks great:

Protein Journal

They’ve put the PDF online for you to browse, but if you ask them nicely, they might send you the real thing.

Front cover of Protein Journal

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May fade in direct sunlight – 12 posters by Andy Smith

One of the many joys of working at Newspaper Club is getting a chance to see beautiful things like this.

May fade in direct sunlight - Andy Smith

Andy Smith is an Illustrator and he’s chosen Newspaper Club to made a showcase of his work.

May fade in direct sunlight - Andy Smith

He’s printed a limited edition run of 500 newspapers featuring 12 illustrations, one shown on each page. Gorgeous.

May fade in direct sunlight - Andy Smith

You can find out more about Andy here.

Should you wish to print 500 colour newspapers it will cost you £500 inc VAT and delivery.

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A couple of updates to ARTHR

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The Engineering Dept are currently on a mini-tour of the US, following SXSW (see previous). Somewhere on a mammoth train journey between San Francisco and New York, they managed to find the time to add a couple of features to ARTHR, which are live now.

First, one of the most requested changes: captions for images.

Captions in ARTHR

You can now add captions to images, allowing you to describe what’s going on in them, to provide credit to the photographer or to provide link to the Flickr page, for example.

We’ve also added more image position options (see the hastily sketched diagram below!), and you can now force images to fill 1/3rd or 2/3rds of the page. It’s not ground breaking, but hopefully it’ll give you a little bit more flexibility when laying out your pictures.

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And we’ve fixed a couple of bugs that some of you had noticed – especially when changing your newspaper’s cover. As always, if you spot anything amiss, or if something doesn’t work for you, just drop us an email.

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