738 – a journey in newsprint

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Public transport users in the Preston area may recently have noticed a different kind of free newspaper – 738 by Steve Wilkin. Steve is an illustrator who regularly travels on the 7:38 from Hebden Bridge to his job as an illustration lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.

For the past ten years he has been drawing people on his daily commute. A free newspaper gave him the inspiration to publish his sketchbooks in newspaper format. With funding from the contemporary arts development group (CADG) at the University of Central Lancashire he published 500 x 16-page traditionally-printed newspapers to give out to his fellow travellers.

More photos and information on how to get a copy at seventhirtyeight.blogspot.com.

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