Wednesday, November 27th 2013
We started printing digital broadsheets just over a month ago, and we’ve had some brilliant orders coming in since then. Here’s one that caught our eye: a collection of Swedish-inspired graphics from Connor Campbell, a design student based in Edinburgh.
The newspaper documents visual inspiration from a trip to Gothenburg and it’s a neat intersection of portfolio and postcard. We asked Connor to tell us a bit about his project, and why he chose to create a newsprint souvenir:
As a graphic design student I am always on the look out for new and interesting formats for print. After recently visiting the excellent city of Gothenburg, Sweden, as part of a university project where I had to spend 48 hours somewhere that was new and unfamiliar to me, I was drawn in by a number of things which were visually inspiring.
I wanted to create a publication of some sorts which reflected my trip, and I felt newsprint was definitely a great way of presenting this, allowing for the semi-transparent nature of the paper to create some really interesting effects. The digital broadsheet was perfect for giving the bold impression that I wanted for readers, as it is absolutely massive! These guys did a fantastic job of printing, especially under the crazy time limit that I had, and I now have a complete visual piece of work to remember the city of Gothenburg by. Amazing!
A novel use for a broadsheet and it’s great to see the transparency of newsprint, sometimes problematic when printing bold graphics, turned into a really lovely feature of this newspaper.
You can have a look at Connor’s newspaper in our Newsagent and see more of his work on his website. Tack for printing with us!
Thursday, October 31st 2013
October’s Paper of the Month is Mis En Place, a wonderful portfolio-cum-cookbook from Melbourne-based photographer Kristian Beek. Described as ‘a paper for dining, eating and taste’ it’s a hefty 60-page digital tabloid that shows off a year’s worth of food-centric projects. It’s a bit Martin Parr and a bit Nigel Slater, with stylised studies of national dishes mixed in with recipes for Huon salmon on Dutch creams with chilli chive capers.
It’s not just studio photography on show, with a final series of point-and-shoot snapshots captioned with food for thought from Michel de Montaigne: ‘The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure no slight pleasure.’ And Mis En Place is no slight newspaper– it’s a real cracker and well-deserved Paper of the Month. Thanks for printing with us, Kristian!
You can buy a copy of Mis En Place from Kristian directly by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Paper of the Month
Every month, we give a £100 Newspaper Club voucher to one paper shared in our Newsagent. If you’ve printed a paper with us, share your paper (through the settings in your account) for a chance to win.
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.
Thursday, February 7th 2013
Michael Morrell – reportage newspaper on Newspaper Club
Michael Morrell, an illustration student based in Manchester, recently used our digital format to document the destruction of the former BBC headquarters in the area.
He produced three newspapers for each of the three weeks he spent drawing the ongoing demolition. The onsite illustrations are full of life – it’s a really immersive insight into a few weeks spent on a building site.
His images are bright and bold, and have strong, simple compositions – perfect for newsprint. We think they look great!
If you would like a copy for yourself, you can buy one here.