23
January
2015

Passports & banknotes

posted in Graphic  at 7.55 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons / France listening Benjamin Clementine

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

What I really like in my job is the design for a purpose, not just for the beauty of art. So designing a very usuful thing like passeport or bank notes is very interesting. I want to highlight several projects I discover recently...

 

Norway passport by Neue

 

Neue wins the design competition to design the new official ID document of Norway, and they develop the concept of landscape... For security purpose, pages are covered in colorful UV-reactive images that can only be seen under a blacklight.

 

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

Norway passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

www.neue.no/pass

 

Canadian passeport

 

As for the Norway passport, the pages of Canadian one are covered in colorful UV-reactive images and the result is great. The “secret” UV images are cleverly incorporated into the parts of each page that are visible under normal lighting so that the two complement each other when seen under UV light. These images, along with a biometric chip in the back of the passport, are all security measures designed to ensure that duplicating or forging a passport would be as difficult and complicated as possible.

 

So much into glow in the dark inks since we try it on the calendar.

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Canada passport via www.mr-cup.com

 

Do not know who design it, but found the images here.

 

USA banknotes proposal by Travis Purrington

 

I am not sure USA are ready to change their banknotes, but I guess it would be interesting to have some colors and different sizes !

 

USA banknotes proposal via www.mr-cup.com

USA banknotes proposal via www.mr-cup.com

www.travispurrington.com/2014-usd-proposal

 

Norway banknotes by Snohetta

Norway banknotes via www.mr-cup.com

 

snohetta.com/project/200-norways-new-banknotes


28
December
2014

Matt Stevens

posted in Graphic  at 12.30 AM from Grabels (near Montepllier) / France

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Hope you all have a great christmas time.

 

I love the Exploded Alphabet by Matt Stevens. I post about the first part last year, and was happy to see the complete alphabet. I ask Matt to design one sentense for the 2015 letterpress calendar, and the result is perfect for letterpress printing and for he first month of the year with this good resolution "Do it now, sometimes Later becomes Never".

 

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

 

Here come bigger pictures of the complete alphabet.

 

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Get the poster here, and check Matt Stevens society6 page for more products. Get your calendar in the shop.

 

 This is an other project by Matt :

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Another great project by Matt Stevens, the man behind the The Exploded Alphabet !

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

Fourth Ward Brewery Identity by Matt Stevens via www.mr-cup.com

hellomattstevens.com

 


22
December
2014

Joe White

posted in Graphic  at 10.31 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Beating drum compilation

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

When I had the idea of inviting designers to work with me on the 2015 edition of the letterpress calendar, Joe White is one ofthe first name I had in mind. I follow him since I discover his work about a year ago. Freelance designer from UK, Joe is very productive and multi-talented : typography, ornements, logo... I was very pleased by his interpretation of the sentences I ask him to illustrate. I also want him to design the front cover of the calendar, and he brings the idea of the sun as it is the year of light... and it gaves me the idea of doing a glow in the dark edition !

 

Talking about the calendar, thanks a lot for the pre-orders, which have been sent on december 12th ! The painted edges edition is now sold out, so you have the choice between the glow in the dark (with painted edges) edition or the normal edition. The calendar has been featured on behance and published on fubiz !

 

As I already post Joe White work 2 times, so I put all the images in one page of the excellence section !

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

The cover and the 2 pages of the 2015 letterpress calendar designed by Joe White

 

Letterpress calendar cover via www.mr-cup.com

 

Letterpress calendar Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Letterpress calendar Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Letterpress calendar Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Letterpress calendar Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Letterpress calendar Joe White via www.mr-cup.com

 

Get the letterpress calendar here / follow Joe White on facebook / yeoldestudio.co.uk

 

More pictures after the jump

 



16
November
2014

Kevin Cantrell 3 !

posted in Print | Graphic  at 10.07 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Keith Jarrett - THE KÖLN CONCERT

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

It is the 3td post about Kevin Cantrell (this year !)... It was the first I ask to participate to this year letterpress calendar, but sadly he told me he was too busy... and this is the proff !

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

He also just starts to presale a serie of new posters. Amazing details !

 

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

kevin cantrell via www.mr-cup.com

 

kevincantrell.com / store