The Forgotten News Desk

In Spring 2022 we worked with Filament Projects on a collection of inspiring, school-targeted events. The Forgotten News Desk saw the artistic team at Filament deliver theatrical literacy sessions at three primary schools. Children were then set on a mission to uncover gems of news that might otherwise get forgotten. The aim of the project was to inspire children to write for purpose.
Muddy Publishing received packages of news stories from each school and set to work! Against the clock, we turned the articles into intriguing, real-life newspapers with a quirky feel. The final designs were printed as A3 folded artefacts giving children a tactile, physical record of their fabulous work. They were delighted to see their writing efforts transformed into professional publications.
 Photography copyright of Filament Projects.

In addition to the newspaper designs, we worked with the Filament team to develop a Forgotten News Desk brand. Through an official logo, typeface and colour scheme, we created a distinctive style for the project. This was transferred across all areas including promotional material through to the FND office installation.

Find out more about the Forgotten News Desk project on the Filament website.

As a conclusion, Muddy Publishing also worked with the team on the design for their project evaluation report. The Forgotten News Desk was supported by Arts Council England, Cheshire Community Foundation, Cheshire East Council and the Ragdoll Foundation. It therefore required detailed reporting of outcomes and impact. Once Filament had provided us with their text and photography we were able to transform this into a professionally designed document. This has been a great way celebrate and share the successes of this impactful and valuable venture.