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September
2016
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
Great new vintage packaging designed by Stranger and Stranger for Ludlow Blunt hairdresser in New York !
 
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
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Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
Ludlow Blunt by Stranger and stranger via www.mr-cup.com
 
www.strangerandstranger.com (more of their projects here and there) / ludlowblunt.com
30
August
2016
Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 
Craig Ward is a British born designer and art director currently based in New York. An occasional artist, sometimes an author and a contributor to several industry journals, he is known primarily for his pioneering typographic works. Here comes a selection of his projects. 
 

Pagan

 
"The series continues my preoccupation with the juxtaposition of clean, classically designed typography with the chaos of natural processes and organic materials. When combined, these aspects create a visual tension; a conversation between the typography and the surface, with each jostling for visual dominance. The subject matter for the series is Pagan and Heathen terminology from the Old English dialects of 5th to 12th Century Britain. Pagan and Heathen in this context are taken to mean “country dweller” or “rustic” - without intending to invoke the religious connotations applied since the 20th century. The typography was applied by hand using a method known as pyrography - a centuries old arts and crafts technique used for decoration, with the earliest surviving examples in Britain dating back to the 4th century."
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com

 

Subvisual Subway - Bacteria of the New York City subway

 
“Over the summer of 2015, I rode the trains of each of New York City’s twenty-two subway lines, collecting bacterial samples from hand rails, seats and other high traffic surfaces in an attempt to create an unconventional series of portraits of the city’s complex ecosystem and a snapshot of the city at large. The samples were taken using sterilized sponges that had been pre-cut into the letter or number of the subway line from which the sample was to be taken - A, C, 1, 6, etc. The swabs were then pressed into prepoured agar plates – their circular shape echoing the graphic language of the subway – and incubated for up to a week in my Brooklyn workshop, and photographed at various stages of development before being safely neutralized and disposed of. The resulting images are a portrait of the complex microcosm that each one of us contributes to and is a part of, and serve as an excellent visual analogy for diversity of the city at large. They hopefully also serve as a reminder that in a place that can make you feel extremely small, there are countless billions of smaller inhabitants.”
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 

Fe2O3 Glyphs

 
Over the summer of 2015 I once again collaborated with pioneering biochemist and experimental photographer Linden Gledhill, this time in the creation of a unique, ornamental type system and an accompanying set of one-of-a-kind letterpress prints. 
 
Wait, what? Why?
Because science. And curiosity. Fe2O3 Glyphs transcends the traditional role of a typeface - to provide a consistent and coherent platform for communication - and completely inverts it. The typically fastidious design of the glyphs is given over to an evolving, unrepeatable organic process and the 'grid' at its heart is replaced by conflicting magnetic field lines.
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
 Craig Ward via www.mr-cup.com
 
Craig Ward work was featured in Walter magazine Volume 2, get your copy here
 
24
August
2016

Helms Workshop

posted in Packaging  at 10.51 AM from Mr Cup Creative Studio (near Arles) / France listening Cinematic Orchestra
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
I present Helms works some years ago but the new web site and new images deserves a new post... 
 
helms mrcup 02x
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
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helms Workshop via www.mr-cup.com
 
22
August
2016

1924 US online shop

posted in Vintage  at 9.03 AM from Mr Cup Creative Studio (near Arles) / France listening Late night tales : The cinematic orchestra
1924us mrcup 01
 
Christian Watson is a creative collector, photographer and illustrator! He shares about the virtual journal of his drawings, objects, accumulation, his trips and hikes too. Everything becomes the theme of a collection of photos, each one being more inspiring than the other. He’s a full-fledged part of this collection himself, from his tattoos to his vintage clothes, everything seems to fit in! Instagram is the perfect tool for him to express all of that, day after day... He just launch a new web site which is an amazing collection of items seen on his images ! It worth a look just to see this amazing collection of vintage camera ! Enjoy ! 
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com
 
1924US was one of the instagram presented in Walter magazine volume 2...
 
1924us via www.mr-cup.com 
 
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