28
February
2013

Back in time... stamp maker

posted in Vintage  at 1.58 PM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Brad Mehldau Trio - kines out (radiohead cover)
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
 
I want to post something unique for tonight, and I dig into my "sources" folder, there you can found thousand and thousand images, old papers, textures I have scan over the years... I was looking for something for the vintage section... And found this stamps catalogue, so I want to share the story behind it...
 
I guess it was in 2002 or 2003, I lived in middle of France, Clermont-Ferrand... I need to do a stamp and someone tell me this guy was the best. His shop looks like in Harry Potter's Diagon Alley. At this time, letterpress hasn't made its coming out yet, so, seeing old metal fonts was something for me... This guys keep all the stamps he had composed for clients, and told me the shop was in his familly for generations... I ask him if I can shoot the shop, and as I was really passionate, he shows me this old catalog of stamps, and he offers it to me, saying it would be in good hands ! And it is !
 
So, if you look each page in details you may found compositions that I used for wall stickers... If you found which one, email me the sticker name and I will gave you a special discount code ! Work only for the first right anwer !
 
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com stamps catalog vintage (c) Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
 
And these are the photos I took, 10 years ago !
 
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
stamps by Fabien Barral www.mr-cup.com
 
 

22
February
2013

Nice to meet you : Kenny Leck / Book actually

posted in Vintage | Nice to meet you  at 8.25 AM from Singapore / Singapore listening The Police 1984 soundcheck
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When I came for the first time in Singapore last october, I discover the amazing BooksActually, the shop of Kenny Leck. Mixing all his passions in the same place, it is like a disneyland store for creative like me... books, magazine, vintage items... After my visit, Kenny contacted me as he want to have the Helvetica wood letters in his shop, we set up a real meeting this time... In fact we spend some hours together as we have so much to share... BOOKSACTUALLY is only the visible part of the iceberg, Kenny is also behind MATH PAPER PRESS, a small press publisher of poetry, novels, and essays & BIRDS & CO., the stationery brand. Ad to that the thousand of vintage and found items collected over the years, and you can imagine how passionate is this man !

Here come some images and yes, the Collection 3 of Helvetica wood letters is exclusively on sell at BooksActually !
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com
 
nice to meet you Kenny Leck www.mr-cup.com

10
February
2013
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
So, winter sale will end soon, so I propose you 3 days with 30% off on all the shop : wood products, wall stickers, and even posters... I propose a special sale of the posters at this price last week, and the 2 days offer seems too short seeing the number of email I received, so even the posters have the special offer...
 
At the same time, I am preaparing the found items collection... here comes pictures I took when we werre in France, not of the products, but some details... See preview of the items here too.
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
www.mr-cup.com vintage found collection
 
And I also have a special sale on the ebook !!! Yes, it is possible, even if you name the price... simple, if you want to gave 10€, you calculate 30% off and gave only 7€ !!!!!
 
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22
January
2013

Vintage commercial cars

posted in Vintage  at 7.39 AM from Ubud, Bali / Indonesia listening Daft Punk Tron soundtrack
I do not remember where I found these pictures but I want to share them with you...
 
 vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com
 
vintage commercial cars via www.mr-cup.com