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10
October
2018

See you at Adobe Max in Los Angeles

posted in Life & travels | Print | Objects & shopping  at 12.51 PM from Mr Cup Studio (near Arles) / France
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This year again I have the chance to be one of Adobe France Insider at the annual Adobe Max Event ! This year it will be in Los Angeles! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram where I will share my experience there!! Here are some pictures I took last year hunting for type and good print! 
 
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And if you are there and see me, please come and say hi !!!
13
March
2018

The French type tour !

posted in Life & travels  at 10.08 AM from Mr Cup Studio / France
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It is always a beautiful experience to visit a country or city with someone who lives it every day and who can share his version of the place. This is also the case in the other direction, to be the host and see this place where you have your habits and your routine suddenly become a magical place!
I met Mark E Sacket via Instagram, and through The Type Hunter, Keith Tatum who participated in the calendar this year. Mark shares on his account the hundreds (thousands) of photos from his ephemera collection: papers, advertising cards, packaging ... everything around type! Based in San Fransisco, he has just opened "The Box SF" to show (and sell) all these objects and this is just the beginning of a great project dedicated to the memory of our graphic culture. The following will be events, conferences, workshops ...
 
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When Mark decided to come to Paris, it was for Bibliomania, a bi-annual ephemera market! The opportunity for me to go "to the big city" and spend 10 hours rummaging through boxes and boxes of travel labels, postcards or old books! We then took the opportunity to visit some timeless stores, the impression of being in the famous "Diagon Alley"!
 
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A few days after our Parisian escapade, Mark comes to the south, to Arles where I installed Mr Cup Studio 2 years ago now. After digging into my collection, we took the road to Bordeaux, stopping us in Montpellier or Carcassone! We ended our trip in the company of Philippe, one of the authors of the works of Auguste Derrière, to drink wine while admiring his collection of old books of illustrations or the catalog of the world exhibition of 1889 by the fire and surrounded by happy cats!
 
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I think to develop this idea of "French type tour" because it is always a beautiful moment of sharing in the "real life"! Who would be in? Contact me! 
25
October
2017

Adobe Max . The community pavillon

posted in Life & travels | Print | Objects & shopping  at 3.12 PM from Mr Cup Studio (near Arles) / France
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The past week has been crazy, with a 24 hours trip to Vegas, 3 days and a half there and 24 hours travel back! In such a short time, discovering the crazy city, and then even more crazy Adobe Max event: 12000 creatives in a giant place sharing about inspiration and technology! I will try to do more article, but you also can see the ones we do (in French) on this small dedicated page with Adobe France guests.  
 
The part I really like when I discover Adobe Max last year was the "community Pavillon":  the place where brands and small business can present their products and ideas: bookstore, type foundry, tee-shirts, posters, everything at the same place! I shared a lot on Instagram and Facebook all along the way but here come pictures I shoot in the place! Enjoy.
 

French papers

French papers team spend the 3 days of Adobe Max to roll their fresh printed posters and give them to all the happy attendees that came by their booth! And if it was only that! This year they also gave some nice book from CSA design (who design the posters and all the amazing communication of the brand) as well as a set of letterpress coasters... The thing is to come over and over to their booth, as they can bring new stuff from the boxes: stickers, badges... The only thing you can not get is the printing plates of the posters and they are beauties! 
 
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The Adobe bookstore

 The problem of going to Max, is that you can not bring everything in your luggage! So great books to get: Jessica Hische, Aaron Draplin, Kelli Anderson...
 
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 I love type and I can not lie...

Another interesting corner is the type village, where Type kit invits type foundries to present they fonts : nice to meet you Positype, Type network, Type together, Dalton Maag and more...
 
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National Poster Retrospecticus & 59 parks

How great it is to see all the amazing posters in real! Amazing colors, amazing design, did I already say amazing? The National Poster Retrospecticus is an internationally traveling poster show. The NPR features more than 400 hand-printed posters made by over 150 of the most prominent poster designers around the world. The team also create 59parks, a celebration of America National Parks.
 
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Support the makers

And on Friday, the last day of Adobe Max, creatives can show their brands and products ! the perfect moment to meet the creatives and have their books signed!  To name a few, Tad Carpenter (who did such and inspiring talk), Hellcats inc., Beeteeth,  Inch x Inch, Vichcarft, and the amazing posters of Delicious design league.
 
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I edit the images with the so easy to use new version of Lightroom CC, love it ! Thanks again for the Adobe France team to all this amazing event !  More articles here.
23
June
2017

Louis Jou printing workshop in Les Baux de Provence

posted in Life & travels | Print  at 2.21 PM from Mr Cup studio / France listening Genesis
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2 years ago, my friend Client Harvey visit me in France and we do a short type tour... We plan to organize more but never found the time to... When we visit the beautiful village of Les Baux de Provence we see a printing museum and workshop which was closed. It was the "Louis Jou" workshop, but have no more info... I now live at 15' drive from this village and some weeks ago, I heard the workshop will be open for a weekend ! Louis Jou was a printer doing engraving and typography in this place until his death in 1968. An association exists to present his legacy but they miss money to do it well. I took these pictures there... 
 
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