The popular kid! 11 ways to get creative with tabloid newspapers

Tabloid Newspapers by Newspaper Club

Our tabloid is by far our most popular size of newspaper, and with good reason. It's perfect for comics, catalogues, photobooks... The possibilities are endless.

Our traditional tabloids, printed on real high-speed newspaper presses, is where it all began for Newspaper Club. And now we've printed millions!

Keep reading to see 12 ways our creative community uses tabloid newspapers to make an impact.

And don't forget, we have a number of handy Canva templates to kick start your design process, and most of them are set up for our tabloids. Happy creating!

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Newlywed Times wedding newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

The wedding newspaper

Creative bride Dri Buono Patel added a special touch to her wedding day with DIY newspapers, printed on our digital tabloids. Using our vintage-themed Canva template as a starting point, she crafted a 4-page design featuring their love story and engagement photos, plus venue information, guest awards and games.

Newlywed Times wedding newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

“The DIY newspapers were one of the most talked-about details at our wedding!” says Dri. But it wasn’t just Dri’s wedding guests who loved the newspaper – her video about it went viral on TikTok with almost 400,000 views.

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Holly Wales Portfolio by Newspaper Club

The portfolio

UK illustrator Holly Wales, known for her diverse work in hand-drawn maps, lettering and food illustration, has a prestigious client list including Bloomberg, Conde Nast, and The Guardian.

Choosing our digital tabloids, Holly curated a collection of her favourite illustrations, encapsulating a two-decade passion for illustration. The print explored an artistic journey through textures, brush strokes, unique colour combinations, playfulness and embracing mistakes.

''I loved the opportunity to show my work at a larger format instead of squishing them down into a little square on Instagram. I felt it was time to show them at the kind of scale they were meant to be seen!''

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SRAM Cyclocross National Championships photography newspaper by Kenza Barton Schlee. Printed by Newspaper Club.

The photobook

“A newspaper is such a fun and affordable way to share visual artwork," says Kenza Barton Schlee. The photographer and artist used our digital tabloids to offer a look behind the scenes of the 2022 American cyclocross season, and copies were distributed for free at the Cyclocross National Championships at the end of last year.

"As an artist, it can sometimes be underwhelming to see your work only shared digitally through social media. It’s truly rewarding to see people engaging with your work at a slower pace. Some readers even pinned up pages from the newspaper!”

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Ling Ling's Dishpatch newspaper printed by Newspaper Club

The menu

Founded in 2020, Dishpatch delivers meal kits from the UK's best chefs. They recently launched Spotlight, a series of limited-edition menus from emerging chefs who don’t yet have their own brick-and-mortar restaurants. They’re using our digital tabloids to introduce these up-and-coming talents, starting with Jenny Phung's supper club Ling Ling’s.

“We chose to use a newspaper for a more editorial version of our cooking instructions,” says designer Callum Yates. “Newsprint clearly differentiated the Spotlight project from the rest of our range.”

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The annual report

TACFS is a non-profit organisation connecting a network of caregivers with at-risk children and families across Texas. For their community annual report update, the organisation chose our digital tabloids to create an impactful printed product that could be mailed out to partners and funders.

Newspaper Club for TACFS

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The Hay Festival by Newspaper Club

The worksheet

The Hay Festival, an annual literature celebration in Powys, Wales, aspires to inspire and entertain through sustainable events. In collaboration with Liz Price of Chipper Designs, the festival used our traditional tabloids to create The Hay Festival Scribblers Tour Newspaper.

Crafted to be a takeaway from the festival, the newspaper is designed to serve as more than just a keepsake. It also functions as a handy interactive worksheet, aiding learning both during and after attendance at the festival.

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Custom pregnancy announcement newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

The pregnancy announcement

Whether you’re looking to do a big reveal on social media or just surprise your close friends and family, a newspaper will make your pregnancy announcement an unforgettable event.

Boston-based creator Chantal Disarro went viral on TikTok with her vintage-inspired photoshoot featuring a one-off edition of Le Bébé Times, printed on our digital tabloids.

Chantal Disarro baby announcement newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

''Everyone was telling us how unique the idea was and wanted to know how we made our newspapers. It made our announcement that much more special and now we have a keepsake we can save forever!”

So many people asked about the newspaper that Chantal followed up with another video explaining how she customised our vintage template for Canva to create her design.

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Oba-Oba comics zine by Pietro Soldi and Thiago A.M.S. Printed by Newspaper Club.

The comicbook

Printed as a digital tabloid, OBA OBA is a comics anthology featuring the work of Brazilian artists Pietro Soldi and Thiago A.M.S. “We wanted to print our comics big, so we had no doubt we wanted to use the tabloid format,” says Pietro, who took the newspaper to a comics fair (below) and says the large format helped it stand out.

Pietro Soldi

“The final result looks fantastic and made me super proud of the work," says Pietro." We got a bunch of positive feedback about it and couldn't be happier with how it turned out!”

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Another Aspect lookbook newspaper. Printed by Newspaper Club.

The lookbook

Danish clothing brand Another Aspect created this mix-and-match lookbook for a recent pop-up event in Copenhagen. Featuring a crisp white shirt on the front cover, the pages of the newspaper can be rearranged to assemble different outfits.

“We wanted to convey the idea of ‘wardrobe staples’ that can easily complement other garments in your wardrobe,” explains designer Mollie Nord Sandvad. Printed on our digital tabloids (with custom trimming).

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Rebecca Atwood Designs newspaper catalogues printed by Newspaper Club

The poster

When home brand Rebecca Atwood sends out textile and wallpaper sample swatches, they also tuck in a surprise newspaper. The 4-page traditional tabloid folds out into a poster of one of the brand’s distinctive patterns, to be hung on the wall or added to a mood board:

Rebecca Atwood Designs newspaper catalogues printed by Newspaper Club

''Our readers love seeing the beautiful imagery in these newspapers!''

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The Big Draw 2023 festival programme newspaper printed by Newspaper Club

The event handout

Every year The Big Draw hosts a worldwide festival of drawing. For the theme of ‘Drawing with Senses’, they used our (very tactile!) digital tabloids as a resource for event organisers.

The newspaper features activity ideas and tips for running events, plus interviews with artists who use a number of different senses to create their artwork.

"We felt this size was a perfect way to pack in all of the fantastic resources for our audience, while also showing off our fab psychedelic design!''

Designed by Lightship Print Shop.

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Make your own newspaper with Newspaper Club. Print runs start at 1 copy!


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