09
August
2015

From the archive : Sideshow Sign Co.

posted in Varied others  at 9.13 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Björk new album

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 I get an email from Jonathan Chapman Photography to highlight me their video abour Sideshow Sing Co. So I want to show you their work again, it is amazing ! Sideshow Sign Co. started in a backyard garage in 2011 with a mission to reintroduce the partnership of high-end design and traditional fabrication to the sign industry and bring back beautiful and distinctive streetscapes. They’ve moved from incandescent to neon and worked with the broadest range of materials among any sign company in America.

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

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Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

Sideshow Sign Co. vi www.mr-cup.com

 

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03
August
2015

From the archives : At The Caslon Letter Foundry

posted in Varied others  at 2.37 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
While we are finishing the Walter magazine, here comes some archives posts...
 
What about visiting a Type foundry in 1902 ? Amazing pictures found pn this, even more amazing blog Spital fields life.
 
William Caslon set up his type foundry in Chiswell St in 1737, where it operated without any significant change in the methods of production until 1937. These historic photographs taken in 1902, upon the occasion of the opening of the new Caslon factory in Hackney Wick, record both the final decades of the unchanged work of traditional type-founding, as well as the mechanisation of the process that would eventually lead to the industry being swept away by the end of the century.
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 
At The Caslon Letter Foundry via www.mr-cup.com
 

03
June
2015

Obsessions make my life worse but my work better by Stefan Sagmeister

posted in Varied others  at 9.42 PM from Grabels (near Montepllier) / France listening Oren Lavie

Obsessions make my life wors and my work better by Stefan Sagmeister via www.mr-cup.com

 

I always believe everybody know some of the project I discover years ago, you know when you talk to someone and you said the usual "what, you don't know that ?"... So I want to show you one of the project from Stefan Sagmeister that touch me the most, the most crazy, huge, beuatifull of his long list of projects ! It was a great moment last week to (finaly) saw a talk by him, specially one about "beauty".

 

Let him describes this project : On September 13, 2008 Sagmeister Inc. began the installation of 250,000 Eurocents on Waagdragerhof Square in Amsterdam. Over the course of 8 days and with the help of more than 100 volunteers, the coins were sorted into 4 different shades, and carefully placed over this 300 sqm area, according to a master plan. The coin mural spelled out the sentence “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.” After completion the coins were left free and unguarded for the public to interact with. Less than 20 hours after the grand opening, a local resident noticed a person bagging the coins and taking them away. Protective of the design piece they had watched being created, they called the police. After stopping the ‘criminal’ the police–in an effort to ‘preserve the artwork’–swept up every remaining cent and carted them away.

 

Obsessions make my life wors and my work better by Stefan Sagmeister via www.mr-cup.com

 

Obsessions make my life wors and my work better by Stefan Sagmeister via www.mr-cup.com

 

Obsessions make my life wors and my work better by Stefan Sagmeister via www.mr-cup.com

 

Obsessions make my life wors and my work better by Stefan Sagmeister via www.mr-cup.com

 

Crazy, right ?  Watch a video about this here too !

 

I could have called this post "Nice to meet you Stefan Sagmeister" but it was too short to be really a meeting, too much people went crazy to talk to him after his talk at off ! Like a designer rock star ! Anyway, I gave him the letterpress calendar and ask him to shoot him with it !

 

Stefan Sagmeister & Mr Cup

 

Show more of his inspiring work at www.sagmeisterwalsh.com

and visit his renovated studio with Jessica Walsh in a previous post.


24
March
2015

Mr Cup March links selection

posted in Varied others  at 8.21 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Fink Hard Believer

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30 links, enjoy ! And support my new magazine project at www.ulule.com/walter-magazine

 

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