The Rhubarb Triangle at the Hepworth Wakefield

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Since the 1970s, photographer Martin Parr has documented surreal pockets of everyday British experience – from bored couples to garish foodstuffs. Last year, the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery commissioned Parr to turn his lens on the Rhubarb Triangle, a nine-square-mile area in West Yorkshire known for its prolific production of early-forced rhubarb.

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Parr told the The Guardian in January: “There are only 10 or 11 growers left in total and we approached them all [about taking part]. A couple said no but we photographed all of the others, several of whom had never been captured before. It is a fascinating subject and really helps connect the gallery with the local community.”

This new work is included in the Hepworth Wakefield’s retrospective of over 200 of Parr’s photographs, The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr, which opened in February.

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To accompany the exhibition, the Hepworth Wakefield published a traditional tabloid of photos from the Rhubarb Triangle series, tracing the plant’s journey from arduous harvest to glamorous pie competition, hosted annually by the Leeds & District Market Gardener’s Association.

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Rosie Ripley, of the Hepworth Wakefield, says the gallery was eager to publish the photos the newsprint. “Martin Parr and the Hepworth Wakefield both strongly believe in the accessibility of art for the broadest possible audience,” she told us. “The cost-effectiveness and democratic possibilities offered by the opportunity to upload a design and then see it manifested as a newspaper were too good to miss!”

The Rhubarb Triangle is for sale in the Hepworth Wakefield shop for £5. The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr exhibition runs until 12 June 2016.

The newspaper was designed by Leeds-based communications studio The Common Room.

Learn more about traditional tabloid newspapersOur most popular size – perfect for catalogues, zines, comics, newsletters…the possibilities are endless. Our traditional tabloids are printed on real high-speed newspaper presses.

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The Bothy Project at Glasgow International

Digital mini newspaper for The Bothy Project exhibition at Glasgow International. Created by Scott Brotherton & Ric Warren.

Here’s another great newspaper we printed for Glasgow International this year. The Bothy Sketchbook documents the research of visual artists Scott Brotherton and Ric Warren ahead of their Greyfield exhibition, on view now at House for an Art Lover.

The digital mini is a collection of sketches, photos and notes from a week-long collaborative residency at Inshraich Bothy, a small off-the-grid cabin located in the remote woodlands of the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.

Digital mini newspaper for The Bothy Project exhibition at Glasgow International. Created by Scott Brotherton & Ric Warren.

Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies, The Bothy Sketchbook is available for £5 from the exhibition venue (or can be posted on request).

Warren says: “As we both use drawing as way to process ideas, but rarely present them in exhibitions, we wanted to produce a publication to present these working sketches that have informed our exhibition and general interests.”

Digital mini newspaper for The Bothy Project exhibition at Glasgow International. Created by Scott Brotherton & Ric Warren.

“The drawings and collages we produced at the bothy were quite experimental and partly respond to the limited recourse available in an off-the-grid cabin with no internet or power.”

Digital mini newspaper for The Bothy Project exhibition at Glasgow International. Created by Scott Brotherton & Ric Warren.

“We decided to use Newspaper Club as we wanted to produce an informal publication that felt like a sketchbook/scrapbook to reflect the nature of its contents. We are very happy with the quality of print.”

Greyfield Exhibition Installation at House for an Art Lover - Glasgow International Festival 2016

Greyfield is on view at House for an Art Lover now through 25 April 2016. For more details and opening times, see the full event listing.

The exhibition is supported by Glasgow International, Glasgow Life, The Bothy Project and House For An Art Lover. All photos here are courtesy of Ric Warren.

Learn more about our digital mini newspapersThe sweet size for magazines, brochures, and more – all nicely stapled, too.

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Music and art for a good cause with Secret 7″

Secret 7" Programme - Traditional Mini Newspaper. Combining music and art for a good cause.

We’re very happy to be sponsors of Secret 7″ again this year. Since 2012, the project has raised over £130,000 for charity by inviting creatives to produce one-of-a-kind record sleeves for musicians ranging from Etta James to Tame Impala. (more…)

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The Persistence of Type at Glasgow International

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The Persistence of Type at the 2015 Tramway exhibition. Photo via Panel.

The Glasgow International festival is in full swing, with an excellent programme of contemporary art events happening throughout April. We’re excited to have printed newspapers for a few events this year, including a traditional broadsheet for The Persistence of Type.

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The newspaper revisits themes from an exhibition that took place at Tramway last year, exploring ideas of typography and “type” in graphic design and historical advertising.

Contributors include Maria Fusco, Georgia Horgan, Fiona Jardine, Mairi MacKenzie, Anna McLauchlan, Neil McGuire, Mhari McMullan, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Maeve Redmond with Sophie Dyer.

The Persistence of Type Volume II is available to pick up at venues across Glasgow (see the full list) throughout Glasgow International, from 8-25 April 2016.

Learn more about our traditional broadsheet newspapers. Big enough to hide behind, with plenty of room to say everything you need to say. A proper newspaper, printed on a traditional press.

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Weather Station (Part I)

Weather Station Digital Tabloid Newspaper

Over the summer, OSR Projects in West Coker invited artists to explore the natural landscape from within a plastic zorb, and to mark the inside of the structure with notes and drawings along the journey. We’ll let OSR Projects explain further:

Weather Station is a mobile pavilion for the collection of images, objects and ideas. An artist-led response to flooding and extreme weather, exploring the changing relationship we have with landscape and the natural world.

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Cumulative rather than collaborative, the structure passes from one artist to the next, gathering traces of its journey through the streets, fields, and rivers of South West England.

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Fire and Ice Creative designed the Weather Station (Part I) digital tabloid newspaper to accompany an exhibition of the Weather Station structure, alongside documentation of the journey it has taken so far. The exhibition also featured environmentally-focused work from each of the artists involved.

The free newspaper includes artists Jethro Brice, Simon Lee Dicker, and Alexander Stevenson, with photography by Georgina Conroy and Simon Lee Dicker.

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Weather Station was most recently spotted in Weymouth–keep your eyes peeled for Part II. Thank you for printing with us!

Learn more about our Digital Tabloid newspapers. Our most popular product—perfect for wedding invitations, zines, comics, newsletters, catalogues…the possibilities are endless.

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SALE! from Nat. Brut

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The biannual journal Nat. Brut has a bone to pick with art and literary magazines—so they said, when they launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 to turn the offbeat digital magazine into an analog publication.

After two years online, Nat. Brut published their first print issue (on 100% recycled paper) earlier this year, the next stage in their master plan to become “the ONLY socially progressive, environmentally sustainable magazine that is obsessively committed to crafting a well-designed collection of interesting and engaging work from every corner of the creative universe and making it accessible to everyone!”

It’s a mouthful of a mission statement, but we’re on board.

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Nat. Brut launched their first print issue, which happens to be Issue Five, in a bundle that also includes a traditional mini newspaper. SALE!  is a concept piece, “an absurdist free-for-all with biting social critique.”

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More from co-editor Axel Severs: “Part satire, part alt-lit experiment, SALE! is a humorous foray into print culture’s capitalist underbelly. Composed and designed entirely by editor Kayla E., this delightful lil’ pamphlet contains 30 pages of side-splitting fake ads and bogus products concocted by writers and artists such as Chris Ware, Alexis Wilkinson, Michael Kupperman, and Blythe Roberson.”

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SALE! is available in the Nat. Brut online store and can be purchased on its own or as a bundle with Issue Five of Nat. Brut. You can follow Nat. Brut on Tumblr and Twitter. Free open submissions to the journal open in November.

Thank you for printing with us!

Learn more about our traditional mini newspapers. These booklet-sized newspapers are a great way to tell your story, with the vibrant colours that come from traditional newspaper printing.

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Paper of the Month: Picture the Poet

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Our Paper of the Month for September is Picture the Poet, a publication celebrating words and images from North East England. The digital tabloid newspaper is part of a Sunderland-based project that paired local poets with student photographers, in support of the touring Picture the Poet exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery:

During the summer holidays Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens ran a photography workshop with eight young people aged 16 – 17 years old from Southmoor Academy in Sunderland. The young people worked with photographers Louise Taylor and Paul Alexander Knox to develop their practical photography skills and learn from Louise and Paul’s professional practice.

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The group photographed eight North East poets in selected locations around Sunderland. Their work is featured in this newspaper, as well as being exhibited in the Open Space Gallery, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from 19th September to 1st November 2015, supporting the National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition Picture the Poet. Picture the Poet is a partnership programme between the National Portrait Gallery, the National Literacy Trust, and Apples and Snakes, working in collaboration with six museum partners over three years.

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Kirsten Luckins © Catherine Maw

An exhibition of high quality photographs of living poets has a targeted learning, participation, and audience development programme at each regional venue to increase engagement with creative writing, poetry and photography.

The Picture the Poet exhibition is on show at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens between 19th September and 29th November 2015. For more information, please contact Jennie Lambert, Learning Officer, Sunderland Museums. You can also follow #picturethepoet on social media.

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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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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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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Creativity = Courage

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We get lots of student portfolios this time of year, and final degree projects, and new graduate CVs. It seems like a lot of you are getting ready to leave university, and might find encouragement in timeless advice from Colors co-founder Oliviero Toscani.

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Toscani, the photographer behind the controversial Benetton campaigns of the 80s and 90s, gave his ‘Creativity = Courage’ speech at the 92nd Art Director’s Club Festival in 2013. The Art Director’s Club put his words to newsprint with a set of illustrated posters, which were sent to 2,000 top creatives around the world to promote the 93rd awards in 2014. (The newspaper was also made available as a PDF online.)

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The two-part newspaper was designed by illustrator Ben Weeks and Underline Studio, and was printed as a traditional broadsheet and a classic tabloid– four hand-lettered posters printed on broadsheets enfold a tabloid transcript of the speech. Inspired design fit to embody inspiring words.

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Creative Directors: Fidel Peña, Claire Dawson
Designers: Emily Tu, Yosub Jack Choi
Design Studio: Underline Studio
Client: Art Directors Club
Illustrator: Ben Weeks
Writer: Oliviero Toscani

Photographs courtesy of Emily Tu

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