04
November
2017

Stefan Kunz lettering

posted in Mr CUP News | Graphic  at 9.44 PM from Home (near Arles) / France
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I had the chance to met Stefan Kunz at the Off festival last spring, and we knew we need to do something together! His lettering art is amazing, and I love how he does it on... everything! His participation to the letterpress calendar is the first of our collaboration
 
The letterpress calendar is already a huge success on Kickstarter, and there are some days (hours) left to get it there. Also, the artists' proofs, printing plates and packs won't be available on the Mr Cup shop! Thanks for all of you who follow it for years support the makers.
 
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26
October
2017

Letterpress calendar update and new ebook

posted in Mr CUP News | Print  at 2.52 PM from Mr Cup Studio / France listening The national
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Letterpress calendar update

The Kickstarter campaign for the letterpress calendar is now half his way and we are so close to the 200%. The start was fabulous, and I expect it to slow down a little in the middle. Anyway, one of the things I prefer on this project is the collaboration with other creatives I admire! It is already a great feeling when they accept to work on the project, but even more when I get the design! I try to select the sentences according to what I know and feel about each designer work. Here comes the latest design I received.
 
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Make progress or make excuses by Jeff Trish
 
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I prefert the tumult of liberty to the quiet of Servitude by Nick Misani
 
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One's destination is never a place but a way of seeing things by Salih Kucukaga
 
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Trust the unexpected by Keith Tatum
 
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Get your copy on Kickstarter or in the Mr Cup shop.
 

The PACKAGING EBOOK

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The packaging ebook is now ready! You can get in in the Mr Cup shop with a selection of 50 inspiring projects! 
 
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12
October
2017

The 2018 letterpress calendar is now on kickstarter !

posted in Mr CUP News | Print  at 12.34 PM from Mr Cup Studio (near Arles) / France listening Liam Gallagher
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Here it comes! The 2018 letterpress calendar is now available on Kickstarter. It is already the 7th edition of this project I started 7 years ago, and it is always so exciting to see it coming to life! 
 
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As every year, there will be 2 editions: the deluxe edition will be on dark blue paper, with copper foil and white foil. For the normal edition, if the paper is the same, it will ink printed and not hot foil as the deluxe edition. We will print in 2 colors with silver and white inks.
 
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This year cover is designed by Tom Lane known as Ginger Monkey. For every edition, I ask graphic designer and typographer to create unique font work. This year edition will feature unique designs by Salih Kucukaga, Nick Misani, Reno Orange, Keith Tatum / The Type Hunter, Jeff Trish, Stefan Kunz, Lauren Hom, Jef Millotte, Kelli Anderson, Francis Chouquet and Me!
They are currently working on the design and they will be shown as soon as possible during the campaign! Here come the first designs by Stefan Kunz, Lauren Hom and Francis Chouquet.
 
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For this year edition, we will use 2 ranges of eco-friendly papers developed by Favini. The REMAKE collection is high-end uncoated paper with a pulpy look. The special touch and the natural look of the paper are due to the up-cycling process which includes leather residues to substitute FSC cellulose and is produced with 100% green energy. The CRUSH collection is a range of papers made using process residues from organic products the replace to 15% of the virgin pulp. By-products from Kiwi, coffee, hazelnut or almonds. FSC certified, GMO free, this paper contains 40% post-consumer recycled waste and is also produced with 100% green energy. And as for the past 3 editions, and the posters, it will be a collaboration with Studio Pression!
 
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30
August
2017

Let's improve Mr Cup blog kickstarter

posted in Mr CUP News  at 2.43 PM from Mr Cup studio / France listening London Grammar
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I work on this for months, and I think it was time to ask for your participation to improve this blog ! Web technology is moving too fast for a print guy! When I design the second version in 2012, it was great to have 900px images, even if they were long to load! But today, the blog is not responsive, and we have worked on so many new features. The Kickstarter is now up here!
 
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Following your answers to the recent survey, we work hard to design a new blog and improve your experience, this is what the new blog will features :
 
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HD IMAGES : New images will be 1400px minimum, and if it is a success, we will repost all the images since 2014 at this size.
SHOWCASE : This will be the inspiration post, ordered by section like "identity", "packaging" or "print". On the actual blog, you can browse images and images! With the new version, you can choose between an "article view" and a "list view", an made the experience the best for you.
MOODBOARD : Imagine you can order the thousand of images from the blog by tags! You will now choose if you want to see all images, or just the ones from "metal ink", "letterpress" or "wood"!
RESOURCES : Added to the actual "inspiration" post, the new version will also refer to images, types, everything you can get online to improve your creations. I will also post some of my own vintages files in high resolution!
TV : It will feature all the videos that for now I only share on social media: printing technics, studio visits, lettering workshops etc...
 

REWARDS : new ebooks, posters and calendars ! 

We design 4 e-books specially adapted for an iPad size, each one with 50 inspirational projects in 4 categories: Branding / Print / Packaging & Instagram!
 
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I also propose you the recent letterpress posters at a special price and put some of my personal copies of the letterpress calendar on the table!