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25
May
2016
Mr Cup Paris JR artazart Walter magazine Mr Cup Paris JR artazart Walter magazine
 
I get my copy of Walter magazine 2 on monday, did not think it will be JR ones the day after... I arrived in Paris yesterday and see on his instagram he was covering the Louvres pyramid, so I stop by and say Hi ! His work is really inspiring and I am proud of this above picture, specially as he is such a nice guy ! Walter 2 features a selection of the amazing images he posts on instagram ! Read past article here.
 
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So, it is really great to have Walter in real ! All the subscription, orders and support on kickstarter are now sent ! Hope to see your pictures soon ! But please be patient before asking why you still not have it ! We do our best !
 
Just after meeting JR, I went to the great Artazart bookstore where I had great time meeting followers in real ! Thanks all for the good vibes !
 
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So I am now in Barcelona, covering the Offf festival with Adobe team ! I will share as much as possible in the coming days ! I just met pixel artist Olivier Huard who creates a tumblr about the event ! We share a good lunch at the Lolea Sangrias restaurant I talk about last year here ! And get a great cappuccino at Nomad ! What else !
 
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Mr Cup Paris JR artazart Walter magazine Mr Cup Paris JR artazart Walter magazine
 
More to come, but the best would be to follow me on twitter and instagram for live updates !
15
January
2016
Piers Faccini Dawn Lanes Desert songs EP via www.mr-cup.com
 
I had the privilege, again to have the new Piers Faccini project in hands (and hears) before the release date... I took it to a walk in the beautifull streets of ‪Arles‬... you should have seen this old lady looking at me putting this 12" in front of blue doors...

This EP is a 5 songs un duet with Dawn Landes and it is perfect for a cold friday... The ‪vinyl‬ is available on Beating Drum online shop shop.beatingdrumrecords.com, with the first 100 copies hand painted and signed by Piers.

 

And as I am on vinyl and Beating Drum, the vinyl of the month at Vinylbuyersclub is the great first album of Jenny Lysander

 

 Piers Faccini Dawn Lanes Desert songs EP via www.mr-cup.com

 

 Piers Faccini Dawn Lanes Desert songs EP via www.mr-cup.com

 

I am very please to live in Arles now, and between other things, I am installing the Mr Cup Studio and digging into boxes of stuff while doing it... So much stuffs ! And love discovering lal these doors around the small streets... Here comes some pictures shoot this week ! See much more on instagram !

 

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03
October
2015

Living in Arles and meeting Salih Kucukaga

posted in Nice to meet you | Life & travels | Identity | Packaging  at 5.13 PM from Home . Arles / France
Arles by www.mr-cup.com Arles by www.mr-cup.com
 
Last week, Salih Kucukaga, that I follow for years (see post here), tell me he was in Arles and we can met ! I love sharing about what inspires me on the blog and in the Walter magazine, but nothing like meeting a designer to talk about creation ! I also figure out that it is hard to really "follow" people even with all the social medias !  While I think Salih was still in Istanbul, I figure out he is now in Barcelona after a stay in the States ! Someone also tell me I was lucky to live in Ubud, Bali which I left in may 2013...
 
So, I want to share with you these pictures I took of Arles, where I live for a little more than a month now. It is a very inspiring city, where Vincent Van Gogh do his most famous paintings !  I am looking for a studio in town, and may be able to get some intern soon, and maybe to hire someone ! So if you want to work with me, contact me with link to your portfolio.
 
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Arles by www.mr-cup.com Arles by www.mr-cup.com
 
Here comes some pictures and recent works of Salih...
 
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Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
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Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
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Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
Salih Kucukaga via www.mr-cup.com
 
 
I never really used dribbble, but Salih told me he gets a lot of feedback on his work from it. So it makes me want to put some of the past years projects on it, as I do not update my portfolio often... Check my dribbble page here.
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15
July
2015

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It is rare that I can not find some time for this blog, but the last few weeks have been particularly busy.

 

For Walter magazine, you are likely to ask for news, when sending the first numbers is expected for several weeks. We decided to postpone the release in late August for technical and artistic choices. Indeed, some items can not be finalized because I can not talk about the project if people do not want to! A magazine must be done with photos in high definition, a coherent story and an editorial line, and if people do not answer emails or send material, we need to adapt... I will detail all this in a future post, but the release date is now August 24, 2015 to to avoid the "pause" summer holiday. Thank you for your patience.

 

Last week, I made "in real life" what I am virtually doing on this site: share what inspires me! I met Clint Harvey when I was in Australia for a conference in 2010, I made a letterpress workshop in his design school in Brisbane. We become friends after 5 minutes, passionate about typography and letterpress printing! We see each other again few years later to visit a friend of his... which prints on a boat not far from Paris (see article).

 

When Clint told me he come to France for some days, we plan a smal "French type tour", and I made him go around the cities and places that inspire me! Started in the south where I live, we ended our trip at the Museum of Printing in Lyon and flea market (that I will detail in Walter 1!) We imagined doing this kind of round with more people next year, if we have enough "crazy type people" interested and someone to organize the administrative part ... If you are interested in this "French Type Tour", contact me!

 

Then, on Sunday I was in the street when  I cross paths with Ben Harper doing skateboard! I call him and we talked a few minutes! I had no battery in my phone, which saved me from an embarrassing selfie, but I'm still amazed by the weak probability to cross someone you admired as that!

 

Trust the Unexpected!

 

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All image layouts and written content by Fabien Barral otherwise noticed. Please be responsible and give credit when credit is due. Thank you. All photos "by MrCup" must also be credited and linked to the original post. I ask that you do not use my exact layouts or designs without permission or without noting its origins on your post. MrCup® is a registered trademark of SARL BARRAL CREATIONS®, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

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