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11
February
2015

The art of Lettering

posted in Graphic  at 2.08 PM from Arcadie . Méjannes-lès-Alès (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Lenny Kravitz Circus !

I often present handlettering projects here, such as Andy Luce work (who participate to the Letterpress calendar) or Kevin Cantrell. Jessica Hische is the best exemple of mastering this art of drawing letters, and she did this poster that explain what is the difference bewteen type, typography, font, lettering and calligraphy !

 

jessica hische mrcup 27

 

As she explains, Lettering is "Drawn rather than written, it's essentially an illustration of words or letters". Here come some Lettering artists and projects.

 

joseph alessio

 

Joseph Alessio Handlettering via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joseph Alessio via www.mr-cup.com

 

josephalessio.squarespace.com

 

Simon Walker

He also participate to the Letterpress calendar with 2 designs. Some of his other projects :

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

 

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

 

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

 

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

Simon Walker via www.mr-cup.com

www.simonwalkertype.com

 

Jordan Metcalf

 

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

Jordan Metcalf via www.mr-cup.com

 

www.jordan-metcalf.com

 

David Sanden

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

 

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

 

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

 

David Sanden via www.mr-cup.com

 

davidsanden.com

 

Wete Cacahuete

Wete Cacahuete via www.mr-cup.com

 

Wete Cacahuete via www.mr-cup.com

 

Wete Cacahuete via www.mr-cup.com

 

Wete Cacahuete via www.mr-cup.com

 

www.wetecacahuete.com

 

What are the lettering artist you like ? Send links or tweet them.   

03
February
2015

Lawrence of Arabia for Cycle world magazine

posted in Photos & work news | Graphic | Editorial  at 11.27 PM from Snowing Auvergne (near Clermont-Ferrand) / France listening Damon Albarn Everyday Robots

cycle magazine by www.mr-cup.com

 

Late last year I was contacted by cycle World magazine to illustrate an article about Lawrence of Arabia’s last home. Here comes the result...

 

Lawrence of Arabia by www.mr-cup.com

Lawrence of Arabia by www.mr-cup.com

Lawrence of Arabia by www.mr-cup.com

Read full article here.

23
January
2015

Passports & banknotes

posted in Graphic  at 7.55 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons / France listening Benjamin Clementine

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

What I really like in my job is the design for a purpose, not just for the beauty of art. So designing a very usuful thing like passeport or bank notes is very interesting. I want to highlight several projects I discover recently...

 

Norway passport by Neue

 

Neue wins the design competition to design the new official ID document of Norway, and they develop the concept of landscape... For security purpose, pages are covered in colorful UV-reactive images that can only be seen under a blacklight.

 

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

www.neue.no/pass

 

Canadian passeport

 

As for the Norway passport, the pages of Canadian one are covered in colorful UV-reactive images and the result is great. The “secret” UV images are cleverly incorporated into the parts of each page that are visible under normal lighting so that the two complement each other when seen under UV light. These images, along with a biometric chip in the back of the passport, are all security measures designed to ensure that duplicating or forging a passport would be as difficult and complicated as possible.

 

So much into glow in the dark inks since we try it on the calendar.

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Do not know who design it, but found the images here.

 

USA banknotes proposal by Travis Purrington

 

I am not sure USA are ready to change their banknotes, but I guess it would be interesting to have some colors and different sizes !

 

USA banknotes proposal via www.mr-cup.com

USA banknotes proposal via www.mr-cup.com

www.travispurrington.com/2014-usd-proposal

 

Norway banknotes by Snohetta

Norway banknotes via www.mr-cup.com

 

snohetta.com/project/200-norways-new-banknotes

16
November
2014

Kevin Cantrell 3 !

posted in Print | Graphic  at 10.07 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Keith Jarrett - THE KÖLN CONCERT

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

It is the 3td post about Kevin Cantrell (this year !)... It was the first I ask to participate to this year letterpress calendar, but sadly he told me he was too busy... and this is the proff !

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

He also just starts to presale a serie of new posters. Amazing details !

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevincantrell.com / store

 

 

 

 

 

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29. January, 2015 |

Excellent work! However, I think the B.O.I.D project dragon is too similar to the Wales national dragon, even the gold coins look...

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Very nice signage!

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