Project Description

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This is a newspaper design that I worked on whilst studying at LCC. The paper proposes and details ideas and thoughts surrounding the amount of newspapers that are left behind on the London Underground – 9.5 tonnes every single day! The project aimed to raise awareness of the issue and provided a chance for me to try to articulate what I was trying achieve by working with newspaper.

I created all of the content for the newspaper design, using the papers themselves. My work in this area has led me onto a number of projects relating to paper making including recycling rubbish with the Zabaleen in Cairo, producing my own paper making kits and creating notebooks out of paper collected on the London Underground (project posts to come).

Each spread was designed using a different colour of the 12 lines of the London transport network, these are publicly available in the TFL branding guidelines. The paper was printed by the excellent newspaper club.

If you would like to read the paper, I have published it in a blog post on newspaper recycling.

The newspaper used a combinations of Metros and Evening Standards that I collected from benches along Northern line stations. The paper was processed into pulp after I was finished and made into sketchbooks.

The text was set in Gotham, a typeface which remains a firm favorite of mine.

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If you would like to purchase a copy of the paper, contact me. Delivery time is currently about 2 weeks.

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