Wednesday, August 29th 2012
We’re proud to be one of the sponsors of the Brand New Conference which is taking place in NYC on September 7. Organised by the good folks at UnderConsideration, the conference promises a stellar list of international speakers ready to discuss the latest in branding and corporate identity.
We have two free tickets to give away so if you can make it to the School of Visual Arts Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, New York, on Sept 7 and would like to go along, leave us a comment telling us what’s your favourite newspaper and why. We will pick two winners tomorrow (Thurs 30 August) at 4pm UK time so please make sure you comment with an email address that we can use to contact you.
Thank you and good luck!
Tuesday, August 21st 2012
Monday 27 August 2012 is a bank holiday in the UK. This means:
- the Newspaper Club office will be closed all day on Monday 27 August
- newspapers ordered on Thursday 23 August may take a day or so longer to arrive.
For further information about delivery times check out our delivery calculator or contact us if you have any questions.
Tuesday, August 14th 2012
This is Malin Gewinner’s paper, “Schein Korrelation.”
One of the problems inherent in printing digital colour newspapers is show-through.
Because of the nature of newsprint, it can sometimes be hard to get the balance right between images that are saturated enough, yet don’t cause too much interference with the following page. There’s a delicate equilibrium at work!
So it was interesting for us to see someone experimenting with this, using well placed white panels and heavy black and blue text and shapes to exploit the digital paper’s flaws for their own benefit.
Malin explains: “The actual topic of the newspaper is “Spurious Correlation.” (In German it’s called something like “Sham-Correlation.”)
Each page features a headline taken from various newspapers. The claims seem reasonable on the surface, but each contains a hidden logical error, often due to false or misleading interpretation of recently published statistical findings.”
“To visualise the errors I used show-throughs. The reader will notice the faulty headline first, but upon closer inspection is presented with a counter-claim and a text explaining possible corresponding hidden mechanisms linking the seemingly correlating parameters.”
It’s an elegant way to discuss the way we process news, and the problems with taking something at face value.
Food for thought!
Friday, August 10th 2012
We do love a nice bit of illustration here at Newspaper Club, so we were very excited recently when we were asked to print two editions of a gorgeous newspaper by artist and paper cutter extraordinaire Rob Ryan.
It’s always lovely to see how different types of artwork are suited to newsprint, and Rob’s cut paper designs with their bold colours and shapes work especially well. The newspapers are traditionally printed on our standard 52gsm newsprint, and stapled to keep those pages together.
Rob’s work is currently on show at the Charleston Gallery in East Sussex, and he has been making some fabulous ceramic pieces in response to the gallery’s own collection. We’re particularly taken with these pretty china dogs.