#oneaday 39: Let’s make a newspaper

8 Feb

Some of the lovely folks I work with in the Creative department are putting together a newspaper. It turns out it’s quite easy to do with a tiny bit of design knowhow and a good idea. There’s a company called Newspaper Club who will print your paper from as little as five copies and they look pretty special.

CMYK design print registration mark tattoo

Which got me thinking. Maybe we should put together a paper for The One A Day project. What d’you reckon?

Everyone could agree to contribute a post and we could all chip in to print it, then we could all buy copies and give the proceeds to Cancer research via our Just Giving page... I thought it’d be a nice way to celebrate what we’re doing – if not now, then at the end of the year. I love digital yet I’m constantly fascinated by all things analogue and I like exploring the relationship between the two. I think this would add a really lovely tactile, tangible element to #oneaday as well as giving us something to have and to hold after it’s all over.

It’s just an idea, would anyone be up for it?


9 Responses to “#oneaday 39: Let’s make a newspaper”

  1. fisforfaye February 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I love it. In fact, if no one else does I propose we make our own anyway!


    • dstsimpson February 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

      That sounds like an excellent idea. Big fan.

      • beatifnik February 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

        Awesome! Let’s do it. We can all choose posts and we’ll do it at the end of the year.

  2. Greg February 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Newspaper Club are excellent. Done one & been part of two now (Interesting North, My Life As An Object, Rattle Review).

    The software is excellent (if you don’t have a proper designer) and the aftercare of proofing etc is top notch.

    RIG London (the people behind Newspaper Club) are the best not-really-an-agency service design agency going. Apart from BERG.

    Making a newspaper is important and good. Do it.

    • beatifnik February 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks for the tip off, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Newspaper Club so I can’t wait to get cracking. There’s nothing like having something to hold when it comes to words.

  3. thecreativepanic February 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Heya guys and girls!

    Awesome idea for a newspaper! I’ve worked in the design industry for a good 13 years (4 of those as an art director at a newspaper) so could easily get one together and on the print-side, I can get that at cost through the various trade printers my company uses.


    • thecreativepanic February 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

      P.S. I have been on the verge of getting a CMYK/Rego Mark tattoo for like, ever! 🙂

      • beatifnik February 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

        Marvellous news, it’s settled then. We can start planning the first ever #oneaday newspaper!

        Deffo get the tattoo. DO IT.


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