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25
November
2017

Mr Cup selection 01

posted in Print | Packaging | Objects & shopping  at 10.34 PM from Home (near Arles) / France listening Genesis live 2007
I have more ideas than time! The redesign of this blog took much more time than expected, especially with the calendar and the shop, and the client projects too! I would like to post more here, I would like to post daily, but my days are only 24 hours... So, better done than perfect, I will more subjects/projects and maybe fewer images, but at last, I will post something! Here comes so inspiring project I wanted to share...
 

Vaughan Oliver Archive

 
Vaughan Oliver is one of the designers who inspire me the most when I start design in the 90's (yes I start in at the 90's but it was the 90's...). His work and relation with 4AD were my dream job: design album sleeves and all the tools of the record company... I had the chance to me him in Barcelona Offf festival this year. It is also there I discover Unit edition, launch a kickstrater for a book about Oliver archives... I would love to visit them such as I visit Peter Gabriel studio last may...
 
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Forefathers group new website

 
I present Forefathers work 2 times (here and there) and the evolution of this studio is amazing! The projects are inspiring but their new website is just WOW! All the details and the way they present the portfolio page is my favorite... and the skeleton as the footer...
 
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Glenn Wolk

 
The work of Glenn Wolk is fascinating by all the details and the number of creations by project... just lost yourself in his portfolio...
 
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The illuminated bible by Dana Tanamachi

 
A designer is often asked to design the front cover of a book, and maybe some illustrations for the inside... Only Dana Tanamachi could be asked and able to create 500 hand-lettered illustrations for a new edition of the bible! The project is presented on this dedicated page www.illuminatedbible.org,  and I invit you to check the illustration index to have an idea of the work done by Dana...
 
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Mayuscula new website

 
I also met Mayuscula at Offf, and visit their studio before they moved to bigger one in Barcelona! They update and redesign their website!
 
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Ugmonk 9th Anniversary set

 
Yes, already 9 years that Jeff Sheldon opened Ugmonk! As I share here for the 6th and the 7th (forget about the 8th ??), Jeff always do a special edition to celebrate! Here comes this year package! 
 
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13
November
2017

New cards available !

posted in Shop updates  at 1.27 PM from Mr Cup Studio / France
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I am pleased to announce I restock a lot of cards in the Mr Cup Shop as they are the perfect gift for nice print and graphic design lovers! There are 3 new playing deck available, High Victorian designed by Joe White, Antler by Tom Lane & Sons of liberty by Jeff Trish...
 

High Victorian by Joe White

This new deck by Joe White follow the Contraband one. You know Joe and his amazing detailed design as we work together on the (sold out) 2015 edition of the calendar and he designed the front cover. Every single playing card within the High Victorian deck was designed from scratch - even the Aces, Jokers, and court cards exude the grand excess of ornamentation quintessential to the Victorian era. In a word: breathtaking.
 
 
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Antler letterpress edition by Ginger Monkey

Antler is a deck designed by Tom Lane, who also creates this year edition of the front cover of the letterpress calendar! This Tobacco Brown back design features two Twin Bucks enshrined within beautiful flourishes that mimic the lush forest of Yosemite National Park. The Ace of Spades features a noble Buck with herbaceous ornamentation crowning his dignified antlers, and each Joker offers the Antler name. The tuck case is letterpress printed on premium craft paper with foil accents and sculptural embossing.
 
 
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The Sons of Liberty by Jeff Trish

I contact Jeff Trish as I love his design of this deck, and I am pleased to say he participates in this year edition of the calendar too! Illustrated in a woodcut style with intricate details throughout, custom court cards, Ace of Spades, Jokers and subtle variations in all the spot cards make this deck completely unique all around. The cards feature narrow white borders, metallic inks, and come packaged in a luxurious tuck case with a perforated seal.
 
 
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As both Tom Lane and Jeff Trish participate in this year calendar I propose you 2 packs with the calendar (Deluxe or Normal) and their decks.
 
Get all the cards and more in the Mr Cup shop. Please consider if your order includes a calendar, all the package will be sent when ready, last week of November.
11
November
2017

Blade Runner 2049 by Territory studio

posted in Graphic | Music & Movies  at 1.12 PM from Mr Cup Studio / France listening Elbow Little fictions
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We have a common project with Territory studio for some months (years ?) and hope to bring it to life soon! If you see any recent movie over the past months, you have seen their work!! They work in wide range of disciplines, but what fascinate me is their work for screen graphics : they craft original and stunning realized screen content and UI design for on-set to support film narrative and performance. It was again the case for the amazing Blade Runner 2049, with a perfect translation, in screen graphic, of the mood of the movie. 
 
As they said : Tapped to create screen graphics for the sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic film, Territory joined the art department in the very early stages of production. With an open brief to reconsider technology interfaces and interaction systems, we worked closely with Director Denis Villeneuve and Supervising Art Director Paul Inglis to support storybeats, performance and context. Adopting an experimental approach, the team set out to create highly original screens. Working across 15 sets, we delivered over 100 assets for on set playback, also driving the design direction for those concepts delivered to post.
 
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09
November
2017

Ginger Monkey

posted in Print | Packaging | Graphic  at 9.56 AM from Mr Cup Studio / France listening Fink
The letterpress calendar Kickstarter is now over and it is a huge success ! The production will starts soon, as you can see on this picture send by Studio Pression, the paper is here! I Will keep you update on the production of course! The calendar is now available at the Mr-Cup ShopOrder it now to get it in time for christmas!
 
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Today I want to present you the work of Tom Lane, also known as Ginger Monkey, who create this year edition cover! Here comes a selection of his work mixing hand lettering, illustration, nice type, and great print!
 
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