Irregulars Alliance, the team behind visual arts and design ventures like The Irregulars Art Fair, has just launched the first issue of its new print newspaper, ‘The Irregular Times.’ ‘The Irregular Times’, or TIRT, is an opportunity to provide new perspectives at the intersection of art, media, activism, politics, and contemporary culture. It attempts to quench the need for unfiltered opinions, fresh ideas, and a desire to continue collaborating with individuals outside the traditional power and privilege frameworks. In addition, it seeks to take a fresh look at the print, all things handmade, hand-held, and hand-delivered.
This project is a deep dive into how independent publishing emerges out of cut-and-paste efforts from a passionate group of individuals and what goes into creating a print publication from the ground up in a country like India. It also investigates the historical function of a newspaper and explores contemporary interpretations of the medium. The process entails intense collaboration between many internal and external stakeholders (artists, writers, chefs, curators, activists, designers, etc.) working under a common thematic umbrella. The designer’s role is to make sense of the content and weave a publication that does justice to the carefully
curated work. The deliverables are the print newspaper (380mm x 289mm; 48 pages) and corresponding digital media assets (Social Media and online shop). Under the guidance of the mentor/sponsor, the student steered the creative direction, from deciding the design story to making the layout to the print production. The student was also involved in the making of intra-publication illustrations.
Art & Design, Independent Publishing, Newspaper Design, Print Media, Publication Design