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Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe
Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe
Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe
Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe Printernet by Sara Sturges at Design Academy Eindhoven. Photography by Lisa Klappe

Post-internet print-outs

03 : 11 : 2015 Digital Downtime : Curated Content : Dutch Design Week 2015

Eindhoven – Sara Sturges’ publishing concept, Printernet, collates your reading matter from the web, saves it and produces it in printed form.

  • Lets users curate their own content and save it for later for a slow read in an offline environment
  • Engages people’s desire for haptic physical experiences and offline breaks

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sturges created Printernet in the belief that offline reading still holds tremendous value. ‘I fell in love with the symbiosis of offline/online publishing, the quick and immersive flurry of CMS updates and, at the other end of the spectrum, the feeling of words written for a feature on the paper under my fingertips,’ she explains of her final project as part of the Media and Culture course.

The automated print-on-demand service invites users to sign up and start compiling their selection from across the web. It then recommends related reading, which you have the option of including, before printing the compendium as a thoughtfully designed publication. Subscribers can choose to receive content weekly, monthly or annually; it sounds like the perfect holiday reading solution.

The Big Picture

People are craving digital downtime. Offer them ways to escape from the plugged-in experience while still enabling them to consume curated content and information with creative online-offline solutions, now appearing across arts and culture.