31
October
2013

For the love of vintage !

posted in Vintage  at 9.11 AM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening U2 Vertigo

Once new vintage

 
Once new vintage is the new name of one of my favorit blog, Vintage me oh my, curated by Megan Cummins. We share the same passion for vintage packaging and ephemera, and the new desing of the web site is stunning... Selection.
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com once new vintage Megan Cummins via www.mr-cup.com
 
 

Mr Cup Found items

 
As we talk about vintage, here comes some of the Found products left in the shop. I have boxes full of items I get last summer on fleamarket but not enough time to do everything...
 
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Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com
Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com
Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com
Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com Mr Cup found vintage items for sell at www.mr-cup.com
 
 

07
October
2013

The beauty of handwriting (HD image to download)

posted in Vintage  at 7.10 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Genesis - Trespass (back in 1970 !!!)
hand writing © www.mr-cup.com
 
I love handwritten letters, I often found some on fleamarkets but I'm looking for those very graphic, like penmanship...
 
I often wonder if there are some tutorials of my work, but I never had the time to really make some... and I also think it is good to found your own way to do something that inspire you. But I wanted to share a bit about the process of creating one of the 2014 calendar page and of the cover the last THREE ebook, since both use common elements.

Start with the source, after buying old letters dating from the late 1800s, I scanned them in high definition.
 
hand writing © www.mr-cup.com
hand writing © www.mr-cup.com
 

may card of the letterpress calendar

 
Before continuing, I want to thank those who have already pre-ordered the calendar (and those who will soon do it!). Half of the deluxe edition is already gone, it's very motivating for the future. Printing should start this week ... I also created a Facebook page dedicated to the project if you want to follow in detail.
 
So for the 2014 letterpress calendar, like for the 2012 one, I illustrated sentence using graphics. For the May page, these are handwriting. I think the pictures explain my job better than me, so here is a breakdown of the process...
 
The creative manifesto letterpress calendar www.mr-cup.com The creative manifesto letterpress calendar www.mr-cup.com
The creative manifesto letterpress calendar www.mr-cup.com The creative manifesto letterpress calendar www.mr-cup.com
 

THREE . Vol2 . front cover

The principle of composition is the same for the cover of Volume 2 of the eBook THREE, but this time keeping the texture of the paper and ink.
 
THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com
THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com
THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com THREE ebook step by step www.mr-cup.com
 
The THREE ebook is available here and contains all what was published on this blog from april to june this year.
 

SPecial gift - download this paper texture in high resolution

 
So, yes, here comes a special gift ! Click on the image below to download this paper texture in high resolution ! (available until october 14th)
 
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Enjoy life !
 
 

09
September
2013

Shop update : Vintage maps, memory boxes & Wooden blocks.

posted in Mr CUP News | Vintage  at 12.30 PM from Home ! Maruéjols Les Gardons (near Alès / Nîmes / Uzès) / France listening Sting The Last ship
After looking for new vintage items in fleamarkets this summer, I spend a lot of time shooting and adding new products to the shop.
 

Vintage school maps

Wonderfully detailed & attractively coloured maps of different countries dating from the early 1960s. They are printed on both sides and have metal rings for hanging easily on your wall ! Measures approx 120 x 100 cm.
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 

The memories boxes

Inspired by the movie "Amelie Poulain" I wanted to create unique objects... Each box contains photographs, papers, objects waiting to be discovered and revived to tell their story.
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 

Other found objects

 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com  mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 

The Letterpress Wooden Blocks

These are words composed in 4,5 cm tall letterpress wood letters and are from the same font. They free stand on their bottom edge to display on shelves. They will come to you in a Mr Cup fabric bag. Click on each image if you want more infos.
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 
mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com mr cup shop updates sept13 www.mr-cup.com
 

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.
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you El Calotipo www.mr-cup.com
 
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.
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
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.
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
 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..
 

Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
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 :
Nice to meet you Las Armas Espacios Creativos www.mr-cup.com
 
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!