Thursday, November 29th 2012
One of my favourite jobs at the moment is sending out the Newspaper Club samples. We’ve been getting lots more sample requests since we launched the Minis and Broadsheets a few weeks ago, so we’ve had to up our game. Doing the samples has gone from being a bit of a chore, to a pleasure, thanks to a few little things like a nice new table, a highly sophisticated system of product codes, and Newspaper Club rubber stamps!
A stack of samples ready to post
Talking of stamps, did you know the colour of the £1 postage stamp is called “Ruby” and the colour of the £1.90 stamp is “Rhododenron”?
Would you like to receive some of these lovely colourful stamps and perhaps a sample newspaper or two? Yes? Then just drop us a line at email@example.com, and we’ll put some in the post for you.
Thursday, November 29th 2012
Ben here. A few of us from the London office popped up to Glasgow yesterday for a few meetings and a nice dinner. Other people will blog about all the exciting developments discussed in the aforementioned meetings but I wanted to share some pictures from the Glasgow office.
It’s a lovely space, big and airy and filled with light. It’s in a building owned by a group called Wasps who provide studio space for small companies and artists. There’s a really nice atmosphere and even a fabulous cafe downstairs. It feels like a natural space for us to be in.
Anne, Emily, Rosie and Silje have made the space their own with some nice touches and variations on the CMYK theme.
And there’s loads of brilliant newspapers lying around.
(It’s worth noting that yesterday we agreed a new BLOGGING IS NOW MANDATORY strategy and so far London is winning 2 – 0.)
Wednesday, November 28th 2012
The Newspaper Club London crew have just finished a productive couple of days in our Glasgow HQ. Pictured above: weary engineers heading for the train. You’ll soon hear a lot more about it from the Glasgow contingent because BLOGGING IS NOW MANDATORY.
Friday, November 23rd 2012
The other day Design Week published their list of the top 50 design consultancies. We’re incredibly proud to be included in that list.
Proud, and a bit surprised. Design Week say, “Creative Survey is an annual ranking of design consultancies across all sectors based on their number of award wins. This year we’ve aimed to offer a better-rounded representation of the design world by not only retaining interactive awards such as the BIMAs and Webbies, but also bringing in the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Awards.”
Because of this jiggery pokery we’ve scored 29 points and made a commendable 45th place next to IDEO who designed the world’s first mouse and Johnson Banks who recently designed the new Virgin Atlantic logo and Farrow who designs all the Pet Shop Boys albums.
Yet another staggering success for the Art Department.
Sort of. It’s actually a success for you guys who make us look good by continuing to make interesting, unusual, beautiful, charming, touching, amazing papers. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 14th 2012
The recommended last printing dates for Christmas are as follows:
- Tuesday 11 December 2012 – international orders
- Thursday 13 December 2012 – UK orders
At this time of year the weather is the biggest risk to any deliveries so please allow extra time for your order to arrive.
We’ll be closed on the following dates:
- Monday 24 December 2012 – closing at 12pm
- Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2011 – closed
- Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January 2012 – closed
This means that over the holidays the print days are:
- Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 December 2012
- Thursday 27 December 2012
- Thursday 3 January 2013
After that everything is back to normal – printing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.
Tuesday, November 13th 2012
It’s always great to see newspapers we’ve printed after their release into the wild. So thank you Gemma Dutton in New Zealand for sharing your newspaper. Designed as part of a final graphic design university project it covers a topic close to our hearts – “print, and the myths surrounding sustainability in relation to designers”.
Here’s the PDF and here’s the real (digitally printed) thing on Flickr.
Your name here
If you’ve printed a paper with us it’s easy to share it online. You can share the whole PDF through The Newsagent, or just the cover, depending on how generous you’re feeling. To do it – log in to your account, set up a public profile page if you don’t have one already, select your newspaper and get sharing. And if you have photos, we’d love to see them in our Flickr group. We feature a selection from The Newsagent on our home page each week and are always looking for examples to put on the blog and publicity material. So for a shot at fame and worldwide glory, share now!
Wednesday, November 7th 2012
Congratulations to the lovely folks at Oliver Spencer, who were the first customer to order a new Mini newspaper through our site. The mini size is perfect for showing off their stylish wares without taking up too much room on the counter. Ingenious!
If you’d like to see a copy in the wild, pop in to one of Oliver Spencer’s London shops and pick one up. Or if you’d like to see another Mini sample just contact us and we’ll get one in the post.
Friday, November 2nd 2012
We went to visit one of our printers last week. For some of the team it was their first visit to one of the big, traditional presses, and I think everyone was suitably awed by the whole process.
We wandered around the presses a bit, while some of our papers rolled through, snapping photos and video, which we’ll be combining into a nice video to explain the whole process. Engineering Mike and I found ourselves somewhat hypnotised by motion and energy of it all, and almost synchronously turned to each other and said: “this will make some brilliant animated GIFs”: