14
November
2012

Graphic exchange new topic : Vintage

posted in Vintage  at 9.06 AM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia
I want to do this for a long time, but finaly prefer to keep it for the new Graphic exchange ;) I will share from time to time the thousand images of old paper, ephemera and other textures I have in my hard drive... I have " source" folder  where I store all these images, I jump into it when I start a new creation. Here come some of these images...
 
vintage ephemera by mrcup
 
vintage ephemera by mrcup
vintage ephemera by mrcup
 
vintage ephemera by mrcup
 
These are metal stencils, I love these items...
 
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14
November
2012
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Now the site is online, I can go back to my usual posts ! Back on october 18th (read first post here), in Singapore, still guided by Yong, designer behind Somewhere Else. After visiting The gentlemen press letterpress and design studio, and have a nice lunch with the team, Yong bring us to a very nice street full of great shops : Yong Siak Street
 

Book Actually

 
We start with the amazing Books Actually, I could live in this shop ! As it said on front, it is a bookstore and a vintage bric-a-brac !!! Books and vintage objects everywhere !!! A must see !
 
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Book Actually by Mr Cup - Singapore
 
 
Book Actually by Mr Cup - Singapore
 
Book Actually by Mr Cup - Singapore
 
Book Actually by Mr Cup - Singapore
 
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Book Actually by Mr Cup - Singapore
 

Strangelets

 
Just at the side of it, is another designers shop, where I can get my fields notes books as I miss some: Stangelets. I also get a copy of the Singapore design magazine The design society journal there.
 
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BUREAU FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LIFESTYLE AND LONGEVITY AND SUCCESS

After these 2 shops, when went to visit Bureau, a creative studio... Graphic designers, but they also do a great line of furnitures...
 
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Bureau Singapore by Mr Cup
 
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Bureau Singapore by Mr Cup
 
Bureau Singapore by Mr Cup
 
We then enjoy a nice coffee... Thanks a lot Yong for this great day.
 
Bureau Singapore by Mr Cup

13
November
2012

Shop & blog of the week

posted in Design | Vintage  at 12.40 PM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Damine Rice
So, after 2 days, I am really happy of all the nice feedbacks I get, email, facebook, twitter... thanks ! I want to post before but thousand things to do and fix...
 
As you know, sponsors are now included. But I do not want to just have random commercials of non related projects. I want to present shops, products and brands that I like... The only question I ask myself is "would I talk about this product/brand/shop if they werre not a sponsor ?". If they answer is yes, they have to take part of the Mr Cup project...
 
Each week, I will then present the 1 Product / 1 shop / 1 blog... If you want to be one of them for comming weeks, feel free to contact me.
 

Product : the helvetica wood letters

So, thanks for all the first orders that prove it was a good idea :) Do not forget the much you order, the more free extra letters you have... Just write your text on the ordering page and you will see the price... Simple...

Shop : Rifle Paper Co

I love the singularity of this brand and all the products they propose... Images are better than words :
 
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rifle paper co
 
rifle paper co
 
rifle paper co
 
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Blog : Vintage me oh my

I love the name of this blog !!! Megan did an amazing work, presenting thousand of vintage images. You can also have high resolution images for free... That's what inspires me to do the vintage section of this blog, as I have thousand old papers and photos in my hard drive... This beer stamps are just amazing...
 
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vintage me oh my beer stamps
 
vintage me oh my beer stamps
 
vintage me oh my beer stamps
 
vintage me oh my beer stamps
 
 
 

11
November
2012

Mr Cup metal coin business card

posted in Mr CUP News  at 5.24 PM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Piers Faccini
For Mr-Cup, I want to have unique business cards... I try letterpress for the past 3 years, so I need to push it even further... Here comes the result...
 
Mr Cup metal buisness card coin
 
Mr Cup metal buisness card coin
 
Mr Cup metal buisness card coin
 
Mr Cup metal buisness card coin
 
I asked Alex Rinker to do me a cup illustration for the back of the coin. Sorry to said this is a very limited edition, so please do not ask for one ;) I keep it for studio I will visit...
 
So, why Mr Cup ? Over the years, a lot of people tell me graphic exchange replace the newspaper they read with their coffee every morning + I am coffee addict (I think it would change in Bali, but so good coffee shops here) + Michael Stipe...
 
More Mr Cup tools can be seen here... waitting for a new letterpress buisness card too !