Save the Bacon factory

posted in Nice to meet you  at 9.32 AM from Mr Cup Studio (near ARLES) / France
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I met Clint Harvey 10 years ago as I was invited to do a talk in Brisbane, Australia. Yes, my first talk was in English on the other side of the world. But the best part was to do a letterpress workshop and met Clint. We became instant friends, and some years later he came to France and we do a French-type tour. Clint has an amazing collection dedicated to his passion for letterpress, The Bacon Factory, and it served as a classroom and public workshop. Unfortunately, the Bacon Factory has been issued with only a few days to vacate the building.

Clint asks me to help him with Go Fund Me that will allow him to secure a shipping container so that they can preserve this unique archive, continue to give the public access to letterpress printing and so that the Bacon Factory won't become homeless again. 
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posted in Packaging  at 9.14 AM from Bolquères / France
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Here is a selection of 5 Honey related projects! All are from Behance. 

Broken Clover Colonies by Peter Voth

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Bzzz Premium Honey Backbone Branding

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Meluar Honey infused Gin by ThinkBold 

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Casa das Chãs by Unformal Studio

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HONIE Bee by Cansu Merdamert

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Mr Cup projects updates

posted in Mr CUP News  at 9.38 PM from Bolquères / France
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Hope you are fine. I started this blog in June... 2006! Yes, 15 years ago. If I always post often on it, I slow down a little for the past months as, well, I can not be everywhere. Same for social media, I mainly focus on Instagram and daily posts there. But here are a few updates of the recent projects and achievements! 


This is my current project: Celebrating spectacular typography creations with a visual book & letterpress prints. Sanborn Fire Protection Maps were originally created back in the 1860s to assess buildings and homes before insurance companies issued fire protection policies. If they are frequently used by historians for the important information they gave on cities, what always fascinated me about these maps is the typographic work done on each city name. I spend hours documenting all this legacy and order them alphabetically. Passionate by print, I want to give these a new life with letterpress prints and a book. 
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The Crossed Key Society is a collection of 6 playing cards decks inspired by Europe's Grandest and Greatest Historic Hotels.

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This was my big project. Everything is now available (except sold-out limited items of course). The last items are the dice and coins!
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Thank you all for your support! 


Working with Cognac Ferrand

posted in Nice to meet you | Life & travels  at 3.36 PM from Bolquères (near ARLES) / France
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From the past weeks, I have had the chance to work with the Ferrand team on a project I can not reveal yet. Everything started in March, with they contact me following me on Instagram. They invited me to the Cognac area, where they have their vineyards and cellars, but most importantly, an amazing castle that did not move for years: the Manoir de Mademoiselle. It was like visiting Disneyland for me. I post a lot of photos on Instagram and even a video of the visit. Here comes a little selection.
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Ferrand Cognac packaging were designed by the ones and only Stranger and stranger. The Legendaire box and bottle are inspired by the Manoir main door. 
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They also create the first french Gin CITADELLE and the art deco bootle and the design is so inspiring too.
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