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This is the 5th edition of the Mr Cup letterpress calendar ! As last year, worldwide renowned creatives participate to its creation.
This is the 5th edition of the Mr Cup letterpress calendar ! As last year, worldwide renowned creatives participate to its creation.
This is the 5th edition of the Mr Cup letterpress calendar ! As last year, worldwide renowned creatives participate to its creation.
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WHAT

Be creative in 2016 following every month words of wisdom of the Mr Cup creative manifesto letterpress calendar. It is composed of 14 20x14 cm cards printed on 700g french paper. It is a hand numbered limited edition.

COPPERPLATE DELUXE EDITION
COPPERPLATE DELUXE EDITION

The Special edition comes a copperplate black cover, with a second blind printed design. It comes with copperplate foil edging !

NORMAL EDITION COVER
NORMAL EDITION COVER

The normal edition has a 2 colors cover printed on white paper. Each page will be printed in one color, and a second one depending on the success of this crowdfunding !

For this 2016 edition, it will be the first time I use crowdfunding. I usually sold the calendar only on my online shop www.mr-cup.com and the web site www.letterpress-calendar.com.

WHO

The front cover has been designed by Renaud Orange who already work on the past year edition. We wanted a modern art nouveau !

For this year edition, I ask graphic designer and typographer  to create unique font work : Mark Van Leeuwn, Bryan Patrick Todd, Andy Luce, Scott Biersack, Tomasz Biernat, Eric Kass, Joseph Alessio, Salih Kucukaga & Rafael Araujo.

Fakit it 'til you ake it by Mark Van Leeuwen
Fakit it 'til you ake it by Mark Van Leeuwen
"The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them" by Bryan Patrick Todd
"The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them" by Bryan Patrick Todd
"Do it now, sometimes LATER becomes NEVER" by Andy Luce
"Do it now, sometimes LATER becomes NEVER" by Andy Luce
"It only becomes a mistake if you regret it !" by Scott Biersack
"It only becomes a mistake if you regret it !" by Scott Biersack
"They are only two options : make progress or make excuses." by Tomasz Biernat
"They are only two options : make progress or make excuses." by Tomasz Biernat
"Trust the unexpected, everything could happen" by Eric Kass
"Trust the unexpected, everything could happen" by Eric Kass
"I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." by Joseph Alessio
"I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." by Joseph Alessio
"They did not know it was impossible so they did it / Mark Twain" by Salih Kucukaga
"They did not know it was impossible so they did it / Mark Twain" by Salih Kucukaga

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LETTERPRESS PRINTING & STUDIO PRESSION

The calendar is printed in France, at Studio Pression.  Letterpress printing has the ability to create relief into paper by adding tons of pressure while printing. It’s called deep impression, or debossing. And it’s done at the same time, printing AND debossing, always one color at a time. The thicker the paper, the deeper the impression. For a crisper effect, we use much more harder magnesium plates  instead of photopolymer.

The machine we use to print the calendar (image from 2015 edition printing)
The machine we use to print the calendar (image from 2015 edition printing)
Magnesium polymer plate are used for deeper impression (image from 2015 edition printing)
Magnesium polymer plate are used for deeper impression (image from 2015 edition printing)
Magnesium polymer plate are used for deeper impression (image from 2015 edition printing)
Magnesium polymer plate are used for deeper impression (image from 2015 edition printing)

9857 € ?

This is what it costs to print 500 copies, including 200 deluxe edition + paying the designers.

STORY & PAST EDITION

The Mr Cup Letterpress calendar is a project started in 2010, when I discover letterpress printing. I want to do a project and the calendar seems the best idea, as it is usufull and decorative at the same time. But I am not printer, I am graphic designer. The 2 first editions (2011 & 2012) where printed in Poland. I do not do one in 2013 as I move in Bali for a year and instead I set up a collection of wood letters with local craftmen ! The 2014 edition was done with spanish printer El calotipo, I went to Saragoza to met them.

2011 edition
2011 edition
2012 edition
2012 edition
2014 edition
2014 edition

The 2015 edition goes in a different direction : instead of designing the 12 months and front cover myself, I ask other designer to work with me. I also work with a french printer this time, Studio pression, a passionate man who went to letterpress printing... after he discover the first edition of my calendar !

For every issue I try to "play" with letterpress process : paper, colors, inks. For the the 2015 edition, we do a glow in the dark ink for the 100 copies.

2015 edition
2015 edition
2015 glow in the dark edition
2015 glow in the dark edition

WALTER MAGAZINE

2015 was also the year where I launch my own design magazine, www.waltermag.com, based on the content of my blog www.graphic-exchange.com. Started 9 years ago, the blog has now 2 millions visit a year, and the magazine was launch after a successfull crowdfunding back in april. Added of the calendar, I will propose to buy or subscribe to the magazine. The volume one of the magazine present an article about the making of the 2015 edition.

Walter magazine volume one front cover
Walter magazine volume one front cover

 See more picture of Walter magazine here,

Risks and challenges

The main challenge this time is to reach to goal over a limited time period. Usually the past edition get sold in 3 months, from early november to the end of january. I hope the highlight of kickstarter will make to costs funding possible in a mont only.

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    PACK 7 : COLLECTOR EDITION . GET ONE OF THE MAGNESIUM PRINTING PLATE

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