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 :
rifle paper co
rifle paper co
rifle paper co
rifle paper co

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...
vintage me oh my beer stamps
vintage me oh my beer stamps
vintage me oh my beer stamps
vintage me oh my beer stamps
vintage me oh my beer stamps


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 !


Welcome to the new Mr Cup and Graphic exchange

posted in Mr CUP News  at 5.00 PM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Ben Harper
So, it is now 00h00 in Bali, and we are the 12 november ! After almost 1 year I get the idea of "Mr-Cup" here it comes, the site is online. A big thanks to Mathieu for his help and for not getting crazy each time I change my mind... Graphic exchange is still my blog, it is now integrated to a bigger project to have everything on the same site.
So in details, Mr Cup is now :


You can buy the wood products I made in Bali like the Helvetica Wood letters... Choose one letter (19€ each) or compose you own words to have discount : 5 to 8 letters: 1 free letter / 9 to 12 letters: 2 free letters / 13 to 15 letters: 3 free letters / More than 15 letters: 4 free letters
To celebrate this, for any order of wood items (letters or coasters) you will get a MrCup wood coaster (until december 1st).
You can also found some new stickers like the "Cheap/Good/Fast" that I want to do for a long long time... Also, it will much easier now to choose size and color than in the Harmonie interieure site. Check all the Created products in the shop >>
You will also see 2 new sections in the shop, that are not open yet : SELECTED which are items by other designers and brands that I like and FOUND which will be vintage unique objects...

THE work

This section presents my up to date porfolio. Except some projects, I do not really update my portfolio since 2009. So you can now see a lot of new works, in 3 sections : Commissioned / Self Initiated / Photography. Here comes a selection of images, check the work section for much more...

THE blog

So, after 6 years and half, the new Graphic exchange is here... It has all what was missing on the old version : social links, comments, direct links...
I also introduce a lot of new sections that need to be fill. We have repost all the articles done since july, all the others ones, thousand and thousand ones done since june 2006 can be found in the archives here.
As you can see, there is also sponsors now. After years doing the blog without it, it was time to bring them in. But I do not want this to be random adverts, I want to select only products and brands that fit with the spirit of this blog. I hope this will help me to dedicate even more time to post and help me to continue to visit studio and share about creativity. If you want to receive the media kit, just contact me at contact(a)mr-cup.com or use the contact page.
A new section is the EVENTS, that I hope will grow in time. I post some for now, but if you have more, you just can submit them using this form. Event submission is free until 2013, then a small contribution will be asked.
That said, I wait for your feedback, and if you see some bugs, please write me or leave a comment... Enjoy life ! (I do).


SND CYN Studios and Ty Mattson CBS posters

posted in Graphic | Interior  at 10.21 PM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Muse the 2nd Law
 Already one month and half in Bali and I love it (specially as I can go to Singapore)... But what I miss is a big nice office. We always want we don't have... I was luck to visit Ty Mattson studio last year, and it was really inspiring... and he brings it to another level... It present it well, so just have to quote him :

Mattson Creative is a small design firm, by design. The only downside of running a boutique studio is that you really don’t need that much space to do it. I’ve always wanted to work in a big, ultra-creative office – an inspiring environment, teeming with interesting people, doing inspiring work. But I’ve never wanted to manage the number of employees that would necessitate a studio of that size. My passion is design, not management. I wanted the energy, community and culture of a large creative agency…I just didn’t want the agency.

So I set out to create the type of office that I wanted to work in, and I invited my friends and colleagues to join me. It turns out that they were looking for the same thing I was: a unique environment and a creative community. I decided to expand our existing space in Old Town Irvine into a collaborative workspace for creative professionals. We filled it quickly and now the space is home to artists, designers, photographers, producers and developers. And I get to go to work everyday with my friends. We call it SND CYN Studios – which is derived from our address on Sand Canyon Avenue.


All summer we’ve been working on the building– a 125 year-old former lima bean factory – reimagining and redesigning the interior into a one-of-a-kind creative workspace – and we’re almost finished. Stay tuned to my blog for more pictures as we finalize the studio. It’s exciting to see it coming together.

Some pictures of this amazing space.


















Earlier this year, design a poster series that CBS commissioned for their corporate office in LA.