Friday, May 17th 2013
We hit a very special milestone on 29 April, when we printed our 3,000,000th newspaper. As we print so many small runs of newspapers (often just one copy), there was great excitement in the office as we watched the orders come in, trying to work out which one was number three million.
We’re delighted to say that the winning newspaper is a digital tabloid designed by the London Chinatown Oral History Project. Their newspaper, written mainly in Chinese, is a collection of memories from 90 people who have lived or worked in London’s Chinatown over the decades. Their photos and testimonies create a picture of Chinatown through the years, with the sharing of the stories bringing a community together in the process.
The project, which is managed by the Chinese Mental Health Association and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been running for two years. The newspaper was published to mark the end of the project, and given to participants at a special event on 10 May as a lasting record of their participation. It is also available online through the Newsagent.
Thanks to Rebecca Tang and Tina Aileen Au from the London Oral History Project for printing with us, and for making our 3,000,000th newspaper such a special one.
Wednesday, April 17th 2013
UC.Quarterly is a stunning new publication from the talented hands of UnderConsideration AKA Armin Vit and Bryony Gomez-Palacio of Austin, Texas. With a bit of ingenuity and a lot of hard work, UC have transformed a humble traditional mini newspaper featuring the best bits of UnderConsideration’s network of blogs: Brand New, FPO, Art of the Menu, and Quipsologies into a limited edition delight for print lovers.
Each mini is wrapped in a discarded makeready or test sheet reclaimed from a printer, then carefully trimmed. The covers are then hand-stamped and wrapped with another design classic, a red rubber band, for your reading pleasure.
This is the first in a series, so if you’d like to own a little piece of beauty, be quick as there are only 400 available.
Tuesday, April 16th 2013
Mentality Magazine from beth fielder on Vimeo.
It’s always good to see one our of digital tabloid newspapers in action, so thanks to Beth Fielder for filming the newspaper she printed with us. Mentality Magazine is a final major project for BA Hons Fashion Communication at the University of the West of England in Bristol, showcasing “contemporary, wearable looks for the image conscious reader”.
Nice work Beth! Thanks for printing with us.
Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
This is Florecast – a new skateboard magazine founded by Sam Roberts, and launched in Brighton last month. For the launch, Sam printed newsprint posters with us as a digital tabloid, as well as the limited edition magazine, also a digital tabloid. We think these big, colourful photos look great in digital newsprint.
Sam explains why he chose to launch his magazine in print:
I wanted to somehow reward the effort, time and money that goes into (the) work by printing it in a large format without the clutter of too much editorial or any adverts, to showcase (the) work in something tangible – rather than them simply being thrown up on a tumblr or blog.
We like your sentiments Sam!
There are more pictures of the magazine and exhibition launch here. And you can find out more, and buy a copy here
Tuesday, March 5th 2013
Back in December, Civic design agency Spacemakers printed Do Well and Doubt Not, a fanzine for Tottenham. They chose a Standard Traditional Tabloid format and designed using just black and red.
Inside, interviews with local people aim to give the community a voice on post-riots Tottenham: to let them celebrate the area, whilst also addressing the problems and opportunities that they see around them. Do Well and Doubt Not is available from Tottenham outlets or by contacting Spacemakers at email@example.com.
Thanks to Matt at Spacemakers for getting in touch and telling us about their project.
Friday, March 1st 2013
The Ffestiniog Englands are the oldest working narrow gauge engines in the world. They’re rare, historically important trains, and they’re 150 years old this year.
Chris Thorpe’s Flexiscale Co is preserving them, using some of the most modern technology at their disposal. They’re 3D scanning them, to produce highly accurate software models, which can then be 3D printed at any scale desired to produce plastic models.
Chris is running a Kickstarter project to help with the scanning, and the backers can get a model at various scales as a reward. They are also a number of other rewards, one of which is a Newspaper Club newspaper about the project, with lovely photos of the process and some of the renderings.
What a brilliant example of the physical-digital flip-flop. A physical object is scanned as a 3D point cloud, software rendered to a 3D mesh, coloured in and converted to JPGs, uploaded and laid out in our layout software, ARTHR, sent digitally to our press on Tuesday, printed Tuesday night, sent out for delivery on Wednesday, arrived Friday morning, and now will be posted out to the backers of a project, all of whom discovered it online. And breathe.
Chris has reached his goal on Kickstarter, but there’s still time to back the project and get a model and a newspaper of your own.
Thursday, February 28th 2013
Following on from Rosie’s post on how to make newspaper posters, here’s a beautiful example. This improved tabloid newspaper is called Decollo. It is by Fanette Mellier, a designer based in Paris, who designed this while in residence at l’Académie de France à Rome (Villa Medicis).
Fanette designed Decollo as an artistic project, to “represent rockets”.
If you re-organize the order of the pages of this newspaper, it creates some new mixes of forms and new rockets, like a “Cadavre Exquis” or exquisite corpse.
It looks great as spreads.
And fantastic as posters.
From any angle. Thank you Fanette for printing such a wonderful, colourful, playful newspaper!
Tuesday, February 19th 2013
The winter edition of S.P.Q.R, Rob Ryan‘s lovely newspaper is out now. For anyone who doesn’t know, Rob is a British artist who works with papercuts of various kinds. S.P.Q.R. is a tabloid-sized glimpse into his wonderful world.
Get your copy now from Rob Ryan’s Etsy shop.
Friday, February 15th 2013
Glasgow designer Kerr Vernon has recently revamped his portfolio, turning it into a digital newspaper.
It shows off his graphic design and branding work, including a new logo for Dear Green Coffee – the magical elixir that keeps the Newspaper Club support team functioning, and the great That’s Impressive mailer for Glasgow Press.
Plus some good advice. More information and copies available from www.kerrvernon.co.uk.
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.
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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!