Festive Front Pages: A round-up of covers, calendars and books being sold on the streets this Christmas
With the festive season in full swing and Christmas Day less than a week away, we take a moment to cast our eye over the street papers, calendars, books and other goodies on sale by vendors during December.
This year’s INSP Talks – a regular feature of the Global Street Paper Summit – was focused on social enterprise around the world, including what street papers are doing to branch out into other social businesses, how they are adapting their publication to come more into line with the modern social enterprise landscape, and a look at why Scotland is leading the way in the industry.
Our penultimate set of Finalists to announce for the 2018 INSP Awards is in the Best Project category.
TV show, ‘Petter Uteligger (Homeless Petter) – a New Opportunity’, has started airing on Norwegian channel TV2. The subject of the show is street paper =Oslo’s coffee shop, =Kaffe, staffed primarily by vendors, many of whom have a history of drug addiction. Petter Nyquist followed the =Kaffe gang from the get go, and all the way to Rwanda.
To celebrate #VendorWeek 2018, The Big Issue Australia took an in depth look at the ways street papers around the world are creating extra employment opportunities for the people who need them most. And what better way to learn about them than from the people who are employed by and benefit from them. Social enterprises featured in the article come from these INSP members: The Big Issue Australia, =Oslo, The Curbside Chronicle, Shedia and L’Itinéraire.
With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!
The finalists for Best Cultural Feature in this year’s INSP Awards have been chosen – and it’s time to find out who’s made the final five!
Norwegian street paper =Oslo has always been more than just a street paper, but now, after two years of preparation, =Kaffe, a trendy coffee bar in the heart of the country’s capital, has opened. The paper’s team believe this new endeavour will work in the same spirit as its parent publication.
What do Game of Thrones, Jon Bon Jovi and a street cat named Bob have in common? They’re all topics of our Best Cultural Feature nominees in this year’s INSP Awards!
Norwegian INSP members =Oslo, Megafon, Sorgenfri, Asfalt and KLAR came together to discuss how they will adapt to continue helping vulnerable people.
August’s street paper covers have the Olympic spirit, featuring ‘cuddly lawnmowers’, a homeless wedding, Steven Spielberg, and a cheeky little bit of rickrolling.
Soak up a summery selection of animal-mad street paper covers with pugs, wolves, chickens, seagulls and crabs – plus Pikachu and the fish star of Finding Dory.
A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.
“Regardless of how bad things are, and despite what I have done, =Oslo will take me on with open arms without the need to explain.” Lasse Andreassen sells =Oslo in Oslo, Norway.
Like all print media, cultivating a strong online presence is becoming increasingly important for the world’s street papers. Meet our four tech-savvy finalists for Best Online Presence.
From simple, elegant and minimalist layouts to anarchic and disruptive designs, the competition in this year’s INSP Awards Best Design category is fierce. Discover the stunning street paper designs that made our final five. We’ll reveal the winner next week.
Our final five shortlisted contenders for Best Photograph at next week’s INSP Awards show the ability of street papers to offer their readers a different point of view.
From music festivals and fundraising albums putting vendors in the spotlight, to fresh approaches to securing them full time employment, our Best Project finalists reflect the extraordinary innovation and creativity our street papers are known for worldwide.
Street paper vendors face multiple barriers to having to their voice heard, but INSP street papers are a powerful platform. These are some of the best vendor contributions in the last year.
Featuring vendors’ makeshift homes, tender moments and even ‘knights of the country road’, the nominees for Best Photograph at the INSP Awards show the ability of street papers to offer their readers a different point of view.
All this week, we reveal the longlisted entries for the editorial categories of the INSP Awards. Today we unveil the top ten in the Best Design category.
Haruki Murakami, Beyonce and Bowie all graced January editions of street papers.