Once and for All, Print Is Not Dead! In addition to all the mainstream and indie print-on-paper magazines, Steven Watson of Stack recently introduced me to the Newspaper Club, an online service that prints your very own newsprint publication.
Their motto is simple: “We’re here to help everyone make and print their own newspapers.”
They continue to bust the myth, noting “that reports of print’s death have been greatly exaggerated. For all the challenges the print industry may face, paper itself is a timelessly accessible and versatile medium. We believe in the power of newspapers to tell stories, in a way that is tactile and human.”
Newspaper Club’s goal is to bring “newsprint into the digital age and take it forward by giving people the tools to turn whatever they want into newsprint—quickly and easily. We offer free layout software, flexible printing options, an easy to use online ordering system, and fast, friendly service.” Find out how it works.
They’ve printed over 12 million newspapers for thousands of customers all over the world. They work for customers large and small and offer a chance to read the stories behind some of their faves.
A decade ago I would have balked at a service that would take the art out of art direction and the design out of designers’ hands. But this traverses the boundaries. Newspapers could easily head for extinction. This gives everyone a chance to make editorial statements in appealing, cost-effective and enlightening ways. Wake up and smell the newsprint.
All too often, typography gets overlooked in larger design competitions—which is why we developed one that gives the artforms their full due and recognizes the best designers in each category. Whether you design your own typefaces, design type-centric pieces or create gorgeous handlettered projects, we want to see your work—and share it with our readers.
Enter today for a chance to be featured in Print magazine, receive a prize pack from MyDesignShop.com, and more.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →