Wallpaper magazine duo creates Frontline Club paper

Editorial designers Sarah Douglas and Lee Belcher have designed Frontline, a broadsheet quarterly newspaper for journalists’ organisation the Frontline Club.

Douglas and Belcher, who work for Wallpaper magazine as art editor and senior designer respectively, were appointed directly to the job in February.

All their work on the title, as with all other contributors,is voluntary.

The Frontline Club was founded in 2003 by video journalist Vaughan Smith and his wife Pranvera to champion independent journalism and support journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work.

The Frontline broadsheet aims to offer ‘international coverage in the best traditions of the Frontline Club and its membership’.

The launch issue features contributions from former BBC correspondent and independent MP Martin Bell, Observer reporter Ed Vulliamy, lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, and Baroness Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution.

Douglas says, ‘This was very much an open brief. We wanted to produce something that referenced traditional broadsheets, but was current and communicated the energetic editorial direction.’

The 16-page broadsheet, which includes a four-page photo-essay insert, uses the Futura font for headlines and Plantin for body copy.

Frontline, which will have an initial print-run of 10 000, will be available this week on subscription from the Frontline Club’s website, which can be accessed at www.frontlineclub.com.

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