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28
August
2014

Antonio Basoli - Alfabeto Pittorico (Pictorial Alphabet) - 1839

posted in Vintage  at 9.58 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Piers Faccini & Vincent Segal - SONGS OF TIME LOST

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

In Bologna, Italy in 1839, decorative artist Antonio Basoli published a fantastic set of lithographs for his book, Alfabeto Pittorico (Pictorial Alphabet, or a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet). His elaborate architectural drawings of twenty-four letters of the alphabet and one ampersand , became later known as Basoli's Alphabet.

 

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Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.comBasolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.comBasolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.comBasolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.comBasolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

Basolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.comBasolis Alphabet via www.mr-cup.com

18
April
2014

New letters products : silkscreen posters and vintage metal ones

posted in Shop updates | Objects & shopping | Vintage  at 9.00 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
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I have been lucky to found very nice metal letters and silkscreen posters over the past weeks. I have really few copies of the posters, they are 60x45cm and are printed in 2 colors on heavy paper. They are very nice ! The vintage metal letters are pretty heavy and stand by themself as they are 6cm widht.
 
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14
April
2014

life is about creating yourself

posted in Shop updates | Objects & shopping | Vintage  at 8.25 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
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The one and only chance to get all these items

As I told you last week, I launch a crowdfunding to print my wife's magazine "Niépi" project. I design it, of course, and we work hard to have it ready for the end of the month. Of course, "gluten free way of life" can not touch all the readers of this blog... So, I have think about something that might be ! As a lot of people ask after the sold out products I design, I tought I can separate from some I keep for myself, to move forward !
 
So I start an ebay auction for the set of all the items you can see on this picture !
Auction is now ended.
It includes :
- 2014 letterpress calendar . sold out edition with 13 different colors painted edges
- 2012 letterpress calendar . now sold out with orange third cover version
- 2011 letterpress calendar. test pressing edition with blue edges, never available before
- Set of 4 wood coasters made in Bali
- 2 sets of 4 differents letterpress coasters (squares and round collections)
- Set of all my personal business cards, including the Mr Cup coin business card and wood coaster one
The final amount of this auction will go directly to the Niépi project ! Good luck.
 
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The Niepi business card

Of course, creating a new project means I can have fun with letterpress printing ! Here comes the business card I design for Niépi and which was printed by studio pression. If you miss it, read this article about the project we did together last summer.
 
niepi.fr business card by www.mr-cup.com
 
niepi.fr business card by www.mr-cup.com
 
niepi.fr business card by www.mr-cup.com
 
14
March
2014

Vintage pictures

posted in Shop updates | Vintage  at 11.06 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Noir Desir
I love vintage photography, at this time of portrait was something ! Ok, selfie are something too, it is just a question of time ! I have collected a lot of vintage pictures on fleamarkets and now propose them in the shop as set or framed...
 

Frames

When I found these amazing wood frames and I want to gave them a new life. I put in them some ephemera and pictures.
 
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Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
 

Photos set

I also like to put vintage portrait directly on the wall, and compose with them. The back is also very nice with logo of the photographer. I put 5 set in the shop, all comes in a Mr Cup tote bag.
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
 

Album Felix Potin

This is an amazing album dated for the early 1900. It contains photos of politics and artists. The images werre given in "Felix Potin" products and you have to collect them to complete your album. They are real "chromo-photgraphies" and not printed image. The album is not complete, and a little used but it is an amazing piece of history. It also contains some images of Paris. A piece of history available here.
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 
Vintage frame available at http://www.mr-cup.com/shop/found.html
 

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Zeshan Bilal

Zeshan Bilal

20. July, 2014 |

Nice Historical review. I wonder form where u got these but.. Impressive

peter

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14. June, 2014 |

Very beautiful inspiration you have posted here. Good post

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Great work!

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