Get creative with the format
With Sam Rowe’s newspaper, [see below] the first thing that caught our eye was the illustration, which would look amazing in any medium. But he really used the scale of a newspaper wisely, giving his work plenty of room to breathe on each page, and turning the centre spread into a gorgeous poster. Sam’s style also suits the texture of newsprint – it’s not too polished and feels very human. And we thought leaving space for a handwritten note was a really thoughtful touch.
Think about how it’s packaged
We’ve seen some lovely packaging that’s simple but thoughtful, like the custom envelope that illustrator Craig Frazier designed to mail his newspaper. And sometimes the newspaper is the packaging – textile designer Olivia Wendel used hers as wrapping paper. We also spoke to Rob Haggart about packaging on our blog – he’s the founder of A Photo Editor and receives dozens of portfolios a month. He said the most important thing is to make sure it’s easy to open!
You can use a newspaper for anything
Our customers are always surprising us with new ideas. We’ve printed portfolios, menus, posters, catalogues, wedding invitations, maps, event programmes and, last month, a very sweet obituary for a dog name Lucy. If you can think of it, and fit it into one of our sizes, we can print it.