The Rhubarb Triangle at the Hepworth Wakefield

Rhubarb Triangle - Martin Parr exhibition newspaper for Hepworth Wakefield

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 commissioned Parr to turn his lens on the Rhubarb Triangle, an area in West Yorkshire known for its prolific production of early-forced rhubarb.

Rhubarb Triangle - Martin Parr exhibition newspaper for Hepworth Wakefield

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.

Rhubarb Triangle - Martin Parr exhibition newspaper for Hepworth Wakefield

To accompany the exhibition, the Hepworth Wakefield printed a traditional tabloid tracing rhubarb’s journey from arduous harvest to glamorous pie competition, hosted annually by the Leeds & District Market Gardener’s Association.

Rhubarb Triangle - Martin Parr exhibition newspaper for Hepworth Wakefield

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

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.

Twice as nice: two colourful catalogues for U Studio

U Studio tabloid catalogue and mini newspaper gift guide

If you’ve admired the stationery shelves at the Tate Modern or V&A, chances are you’ve seen the work of Bristol-based U Studio (formerly Urban Graphic). The publisher and purveyor of lovely printed goods also supplies Paperchase, Waterstones, Urban Outfitters and many more.

Since 2013, they’ve been steadily building a design-led portfolio of greeting cards and, more recently, homewares – so much so that they needed two newspapers to show everything off.

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They recently printed a traditional mini gift guide alongside a traditional tabloid catalogue. The mini is perfect for seeing their wide range of products at a glance; the tabloid has more space for big photos and interviews with some of their very talented collaborators.

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So nice, you’ll want to read ’em twice. Thanks for printing with us!

Learn more about our traditional mini and traditional tabloid newspapers. Printed on real high-speed newspaper presses. Traditional printing means vibrant colours and great value – the more you print, the cheaper it gets.

A traditional catalogue for heritage craftsman Robin Wood

Robin Wood woodwork at Haddon Hall newspaper

Few people are as attuned to the ways of wood as Robin Wood. For more than twenty years the master woodturner has strived, he says, “to simply to make the very best wooden bowls.”

His process, however, is far from simple. Using a foot-powered lathe and hand-forged tools, Wood crafts his tableware with meticulous attention to form and technique. In 2014, he was awarded an MBE for services to Heritage Crafts and Skills.

Robin Wood exhibition at Haddon Hall

We printed a traditional tabloid catalogue for the first exhibition of Wood’s work, which took place at Haddon Hall in his home of Derbyshire last year.

The exhibition’s focus on “natural uneven textures and things which age gracefully” makes a newsprint catalogue a fitting format. The newspaper showcases Wood’s beautiful bowls and offers glimpses into the age-old, and largely forgotten, processes behind them.

Robin Wood woodworker at Haddon Hall newspaper

On printing with us Wood says: “My experience was a pleasure. Formatting and submitting the content was remarkably straightforward. We were running on a very tight deadline as we wanted to include photos of the opening of the exhibition in the newspaper, yet get it printed and out without delay.

Newspaper Club’s turnaround was faster than advertised and we had newspapers available on the first Saturday of the exhibition – they were exceptionally well received.”

Robin Wood woodworker at Haddon Hall newspaper

Wood offers bowl and spoon making courses throughout the year, which you can learn about on his website. His wood craft blog is a lovely read – we especially enjoyed his entry on Welsh cawl spoons.

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.

Mapping the stars with a cosmic calendar

Cosmic Calendar Digital Tabloid Newspaper by Michelle Merlin

It’s easy to lose track of celestial events that are happening right above our heads. The solution for Denver-based communication designer Michelle Merlin was a pocket-sized cosmic calendar. Printed as a digital tabloid, Merlin added a few extra folds after she received her newspapers to create a handy brochure that’s small enough to store in a car’s glove box (for stargazers on the go).

“I had found it difficult to find straight-forward printed material for amateur stargazing,” Merlin tells us. “I have a huge affection for time periods when astronomy and design lived harmoniously together.”

Cosmic Calendar Digital Tabloid Newspaper by Michelle Merlin

“This star-gazers’ pocket guide is an experiment in communicating a complex set of information quickly and clearly. To produce this project, I studied and collected astronomical event data for the year of 2013, and then arranged them by date and category.

The newspaper contains a quick monthly reference panel and information about meteor showers, comets, asteroid sightings, close planetary alignment, lunar eclipses, and solar eclipses.It also instructs viewers on how to find these events and encourages people to check out their local observatory for more challenging spectacles.”

Cosmic Calendar Digital Tabloid Newspaper by Michelle Merlin

“I chose Newspaper Club because I wanted to give the calendar a nice tactile quality. Newsprint is lightweight enough to fold down and carry with you, and a large center-fold allowed me to fit more details into the star map. This brochure was designed during my sophomore year of college, and printed for my senior portfolio. I hope to turn it into an annual project.”

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Learn more about our digital tabloid newspapers. Our most popular product, great for everything from weddings to portfolios, props and posters. Easy to try out – print one copy or print hundreds.

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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.

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

Seven tracks from 7 artists are each pressed to vinyl 100 times and 700 unique sleeves are produced, exhibited and then sold anonymously for £50 each. Jenny Holzer and Sir Anish Kapoor are amongst the long list of cover contributors this year, but you won’t know whose artwork is on your sleeve (or even which track it is) until after you’ve bought it. (That’s the secret part.)

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

This is the second year we’ve printed a programme for the event. The traditional mini newspaper is packed with interviews with George Hardie, Cheryl Dunn, Thierry Noir, Max Richter, and more. There’s also a calendar of talks, live recording sessions and, new this year, three sleeve-making workshops for painting, letterpress and collage.

Secret 7" at Sonos Studios in London

Photo via They Made This.

Pick up a copy of the newspaper at the exhibition at Sonos Studios in Shoreditch from 8 April – 1 May 2016. All the sleeves go on sale 2 May 2016, with proceedings going to Amnesty International UK.

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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Sharp and chic mini catalogue for LF Markey

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LF Markey is a London-based clothing label founded in 2008 by Central Saint Martins graduate Louise Markey. Since then, it’s grown into a fully fledged fashion house, with outposts across the globe stocking LF Markey’s wardrobe staples for “the creative and practical woman.”

LF Markey fashion catalogue mini newspaper

Their new summer collection shines in the pages of a sharp and chic traditional mini catalogue. We think a newsprint lookbook is the perfect accessory for their self-described “no-nonsense” aesthetic.

You can contact LF Markey to request a free catalogue – while supplies last.

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All photos courtesy of LF Markey.

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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Newspaper of the Month: Little Free Garden

Free Little Garden is a lovely guidebook that gives advice on how owners of a small garden can go about planting their own food. Our Newspaper of the Month winner for March 2016.

Our Newspaper of the Month for March is a handy guidebook from Little Free Garden (LFG), a Minnesota-based food growing project from the founders of Ugly Food of the North.

Inspired by the idea behind Little Free Library, the LFG team hopes to “foster communities committed to growing, sharing and cultivating food in small, raised-bed gardens designed to fit in residential spaces.”

To that end, they’ve created a gardening kit which includes base materials, hardware, a badge indicator and a digital tabloid guidebook that explains how to set up and maintain a little community garden.

Free Little Garden is a lovely guidebook that gives advice on how owners of a small garden can go about planting their own food. Our Newspaper of the Month winner for March 2016.

They created their neat pocket-sized guide by folding their digital tabloids in half again after they received them. Clever! The centre spread is designed with a big double-page image, so the whole thing unfolds into a beautiful poster to pin up in your garden shed after you’ve read it. If you don’t fancy a poster, you could try adding the newspaper to your compost heap.

Free Little Garden is a lovely guidebook that gives advice on how owners of a small garden can go about planting their own food. Our Newspaper of the Month winner for March 2016.

“We couldn’t be happier with the guidebooks,” says LFG designer Jeff Knight. “We still cannot believe the quality and fast turnaround time that your team put into printing our newsprint guidebook. They came back INCREDIBLE!”

Free Little Garden is a lovely guidebook that gives advice on how owners of a small garden can go about planting their own food. Our Newspaper of the Month winner for March 2016.

Happy planting – and printing!

About Newspaper of the Month

Every month, we give a £100 Newspaper Club voucher to one newspaper shared in The Newsagent. If you’ve printed a newspaper with us, share your newspaper (through the settings in your account) for a chance to win.

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A Japanese Air in Venice

A Japanese Air in Venice by Faye and Gina. A digital broadsheet newspaper about the work of the architecture student Sungju Lim

Photo courtesy of Collectif Blanc

 A Japanese Air in Venice (subtitled “The Story of a Beautiful Collision”) explores the intersection of two distinct styles of architecture, as seen through the work of architecture student Sungju Lim.

Last year Lim staged a temporary architecture installation in Venice, Italy, inspired by the style and philosophy of self-taught Japanese architect Tadao Ando (who most recently designed Venice’s beautiful Punta della Dogana Museum, in 2009.)

A Japanese Air in Venice by Faye and Gina. A digital broadsheet newspaper about the work of the architecture student Sungju Lim

The digital broadsheet newspaper is laid out like a work journal, with sketches, photographic studies, and notes in French and Japanese.  

The newspaper was designed by Paris-based creative studio Faye & Gina, AKA Rocio Ortiz and Helena Kadji.

A Japanese Air in Venice by Faye and Gina. A digital broadsheet newspaper about the work of the architecture student Sungju Lim

Kadji tells us: “We discovered Newspaper Club two years ago and found the concept easy and fun. Everything worked out very good, and the delivery was fast. We were very happy.”

A Japanese Air in Venice by Faye and Gina. A digital broadsheet newspaper about the work of the architecture student Sungju Lim

The publication was included in Collective Blanc‘s wonderful Newspaper Edition exhibition last year.

A few copies of the newspaper are still available – request a copy of A Japanese Air in Venice by writing to fayeandgina@gmail.com.

Learn more about our Digital Broadsheet newspapers. Our biggest format makes a big impression. Great for pull-outs, posters, and portfolios.

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Around the world in a broadsheet with Fern

Fern Photography Travel Newspaper by Tom Reinert

When designer Tom Reinert embarked on a round-the-world trip with his girlfriend in 2014, he collected stories from his travels on his beautiful blog, Fernweh.

It’s a German word that roughly translates to “the urge to travel'” or “longing for a place far away.” The blog is written in German, though it gets the meaning of fernweh across quite clearly, regardless of language.

Fern Photography Travel Newspaper by Tom Reinert

Reinert has now published the memories from his blog in a digital broadsheet newspaper, Fern (German for “far”). “Because our friends and families liked our stories so much, and because I wanted to perpetuate the text on paper, I decided to print them,” he says.

Fern Photography Travel Newspaper by Tom Reinert

“I found the newspaper format perfect for that – big trip, big format. To include more pictures I combined the newspaper with a smaller inlay, where photos are printed on a contrasting glossy paper. We’re back home for almost a year now and now we enjoy re-reading the stories and browsing through the paper to revive the memories.”

Fern Photography Travel Newspaper by Tom Reinert

You can flip through Fern in The Newsagent and keep up with Reinert’s other projects on his website. Thank you for printing with us!

All photographs courtesy of Tom Reinert.

Learn more about our digital broadsheet newspapers. Our biggest format makes a big impression. Great for pull-outs, posters, and portfolios.

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