In a society that centralises around negativity and bad news, sometimes it is easy to forget to celebrate the good in the world. The Happy Newspaper is a paper that only reports on positivity and happiness.
Emily Coxhead is a designer, illustrator and author, she created the whole concept of The Happy Newspaper herself. The first edition launched in December 2015 through a kickstarter campaign, it then resulted in reaching it's target of £500 in just two days!
She describes herself on thehappynewspaper.com as the 'founder, director, creator, designer, illustrator, promoter and postman of ‘The Happy Newspaper’. But also cookie maker, author, photographer, tea drinker, greeting card designer and other happy-thing-maker.' Coxhead is just 24-years-old from a little village in Lancashire, Emily’s aim is to ‘sprinkle a tiny bit of happiness all over the planet’. I think that this is a beautiful thing that more people should aspire to do.
The idea came about when Emily was going through a difficult time herself, she began to realise the very negative effect that the news was having on her and with the help of a little team she created The Happy News. Which is still being directed and designed in a tiny office in a little village in North West England. I think that this proves just how authentic both, Emily and this project still remain. Despite the growth and popularity of the newspaper and it's merchandise, which is now even being sold by the huge department store, John Lewis.
For me, it is really inspiring to see how a young female designer/illustrator can be so successful and spread so much happiness into the world just by by using her bright personality and artistic talent.
I am a Graphic Designer and graduate from Nottingham Trent University. This blog is to document my work, inspiration and general things that interest me.