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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Holographic foil printed CD by Fundamental

posted in Print | Music  at 8.13 AM from Home (near Arles) / France listening Pearl Jam
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As I work on the next edition of the letterpress calendar I am exploring paper and printing technique. I wanted to use holographic foil printing but I guess the design of the cover won't look right with it. So we are more on a gold foil, but nothing is finalized yet. If you want to be sure to update on the launch of the calendar, subscribe to the newsletter here. This week I also update the www.mr-cup.com page that brings you to my 3 websites now: this blog for inspiration now at www.mrcup-blog.com, my work is now at www.mrcup-studio.com and the shop at www.mrcup-shop.com. It was important to separate the blog from my work.
Also, October will be crazy with Adobe Max coming in Las Vegas where I will be happy to attend invited by the Adobe France team ! This is amazing! I will also come back to Paris to visit some studios in early October and in Madrid at the end to do a talk! In the middle of that, we work on the new blog design! I will sleep after Christmas! 
Here comes a nice CD cover which uses the holographic foil printing for all these graphics elements by Hong Kong studio Fundamental. Enjoy.
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From the archives : 3D Embossed Business Cards !

posted in Print  at 7.31 AM from New Home ! Arles / France
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During all the LET'S IMPROVE MR CUP KICKSTARTER I will repost from the blog archives!
3D Embossed Business Cards by Jukebox via www.mr-cup.com
Wow ! 3D Embossed Business Cards by Jukebox print ! Do I need to add something ?
3D Embossed Business Cards by Jukebox via www.mr-cup.com
3D Embossed Business Cards by Jukebox via www.mr-cup.com



posted in Identity | Print  at 10.50 AM from Home (near Arles) / France listening Pearl Jam Ten
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Last week I was back in Paris for an Adobe special event sharing about Movies and creativity! If you do not follow Adobe, they just launch a very interesting contest about creative tools you can see here.
Being in Paris was the opportunity to visit my friend Camille Gabarra, who wants me to show their renovated studio! And it worth it! The place is amazing and you do not feel like being in Paris with their plants and trees on the front. Camille and his partner in crime, Tugdual, share my passion for handcrafted and beautiful printed items. A pleasure to see their latest creations.
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More from LG&G here and there, 2 previous posts and on their website  www.legoffetgabarra.fr