31
December
2013

Nice to meet you : Letterpress.fr & Clint Harvey

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This weekend, at the invitation of Clint Harvey, Head of the School of Design College Australia, I went to Paris to meet Denis and Mylène, who have a lettepress studio... on a boat!
 
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I met Clint 3 years ago during a short time in Brisbane to do a talk, I had the great pleasure to do a typography workshop and print with wood type ! A great time. Since then, we kept in touch and when he told me that he would be in Paris , we had to see us! But I did not expect that! Imagine 4 fans of typography and printing on a large houseboat with a printing studio ! Add it a little wine, some design books and it was a beautiful exchange !
 
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Denis and Mylène spent six months in Australia, that's where Denis is formed letterpress with Clint. After a career in finance, Denis decided to change his life and get to letterpress ! Mylène is a graphic designer, what a duet! So he bought the machine, then invited an American printer perfecting his technique ! Another fine example of people who created their life and " when we want, we can !"
 
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Thanks for the great type addic tweek end !!! / www.letterpress.fr
 
So this is the last day of 2013 ... Tomorrow is next year! I prepare , of course , many things, but for now I'll enjoy the last few hours ... Just to whet your mouth , I'm working on two numbers of "THREE "  ebooks, about 300 pages of pure inspiration ... !
 
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18
December
2013

Nice to meet you : Studio Pression

posted in Print | Nice to meet you  at 11.00 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
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As stated in one of the sentences of the calendar, "Some things take time." I want to publish those photos long ago, but it seems it was waiting for the right moment! I met Jean-Christophe last summer, after visiting El Calotipo in Spain and Miss Clara in Bordeaux. I met him via facebook and I was attracted by a photo of his buisness card!
 
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When Piers Faccini asked me to help him to print posters accompanied the release of his latest album, I thought it was a good opportunity to do a project together! The paper cut Piers created for the cover of the album are perfect for letterpress! We made four posters, two with the album cover and two with the "lovers", alternating black, blue and red colors.
 
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Jean-Christophe has a true passion for ink and paper, machine and pressure! When I asked "why letterpres" I did not expect his answer: "Well, I discovered it on your blog, I order you 2011 calendar and I figure out "this is I want to do" ! I was tired of making websites, so I bought an Heidelberg press, I disassembled and reassembled it and I learned with the manual! "
 
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16
September
2013

Nice ot meet you : Miss Clara

posted in Nice to meet you  at 8.22 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Bjork
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Second stage of our summer "road trip", after going to Spain to meet Elcalotipo, we werre back in France, in Bordeaux to see my friend Philippe, of Poa Plume. He is currently working on the third volume of Auguste Derrière books, which I will have the pleasure to present you soon. He also has an impressive collection of wooden letterpress blocks awaiting a new life ... but it will not be until a few weeks...

It was also at Bordeaux that we met Miss Clara. But I admit that I was not expecting anything like this before pushing the door of her house! Miss Clara is a graphic designer, illustrator... since we must call things!! But it is above all a creator, in everything she does and sourround her, her world is totally fascinating!
 
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With nimble fingers, she makes small characters with very little material: glue, scissors, paper and gouache. She chooses her paper folds, creases, color and handles with delicacy and passion. She photographed some of his creations, then reworks the images on your computer by making photo montages and materials to illustrate books, notebooks and postcards.
 
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But entering this home was really entering another world and discover with amazement green mice, mischievous goblins, colorful birds, dresses made of paper, hundreds of objects, details ... Even SpongeBob is hand made cardboard!

Nice to meet you Miss Clara www.mr-cup.com
 
 
 
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Thank you Miss for those moments of inspiration!
 
Discover Miss Clara work on her web site / blog / facebook. Also interesting this french article about her home with more photos.

04
September
2013

Nice to meet you : El Calotipo & Las Armas

posted in Print | Vintage | Nice to meet you  at 6.05 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
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First of all, thanks a lot for the support and orders of the ebooks. I will start to work on the 3td issue of THREE soon as it should cover july to september posts.
 
After been in contact with Piers Faccini via twitter, I found El Calotipo via instagram. When I saw the pictures of their work, I feel their passion for printing, paper and, more important, details ! I was looking for a new partener for the 2014 letterpress calendar, so I contact them. They are in Zaragoza, Spain, and as I am in the south of France, it is not so far and organize a trip there. I have Spanish blood in my veins, my great-grandparents are Spanish and I often went as a kid. And just for the Iberico ham, it's worth the trip! The most impressive is their lead in terms of "gluten-free" : pizza, sandwiches, special dishes in restaurants, big "gluten free" sign on products... a dream !
 
El Calotipo are Carla and Nelson, and their studio is located in San Pablo neighborhood of the city :  the place that has witnessed the evolution of the craftsmen in their workshops since the fifteenth century, we aim to give impetus to this area of the city and recover some old crafts and new technologies works taking as a starting point the following: manual printing generates some qualities which are very interesting in graphic design.
 
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But is was not all ! The whole neighborhood was worth the trip. After showing me their work and talked about our project, Carla gave me a tour of surrounding shops and creatives : Las Armas square, is a new project to revitalize this part of the city and we have a part of association of creative people, called Las Armas Espacios Creativos, founded in 2011. We are 8 creative projects.
 
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Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Some of the spaces werre closed (well it was august !) but had the chance to met some of them. Mù Restoration who share my love for vintage items and furnitures. If ye have home furniture (and if you live around Zaragoza, of course) that needs to be restored or transformed, in Mù Restoration take care to give a new 2nd life.
 
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 I can visit the UndoeStudio and talk about the Asalto, an art festival the organize every year. And it continues with a54 insitu, a group of photographer, architect, interior designer..
 

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Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
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Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Amazing creative place where art extends around the buildings destroyed. Art hide the scars in the city and put creativity at the heart of urban development.
 
Some of the walls done during the Asalto festival :
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Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Thanks El Calotipo for this nice moment. We are now working together on the 2014 letterpress calendar, so if you want to be updated, suscribe to the newsletter!