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12 Inspiring letterpress word of wisdom printed on eco-friendly color papers. Deluxe edition with copper and white foil.
12 Inspiring letterpress word of wisdom printed on eco-friendly color papers. Deluxe edition with copper and white foil.
12 Inspiring letterpress word of wisdom printed on eco-friendly color papers. Deluxe edition with copper and white foil.
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2018 Mr Cup Letterpress Calendar

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Be creative in 2018 following every month words of wisdom of the Mr Cup creative manifesto letterpress calendar. It is a hand numbered limited edition.

DELUXE EDITION FRONT COVER

 

 

The deluxe edition will be on dark blue paper, with copper foil and white foil.

NORMAL EDITION FRONT COVER

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.

ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER WITH LEATHER AND FRUITS RESIDUES

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.

THE CREATIVES

This year cover is designed by Tom Lane also 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 OrangeKeith 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.

Do it now by Lauren Hom
Do it now by Lauren Hom

 

Pretend you know what you are doing by Stefan Kunz
Pretend you know what you are doing by Stefan Kunz

 

"Crazy enough" by Francis Choquet
"Crazy enough" by Francis Choquet

 

"2 options" by Jeff Trish
"2 options" by Jeff Trish

 

"The tumult of liberty" by Nick Misani
"The tumult of liberty" by Nick Misani

 

"Trust the unexpected" by The Type hunter
"Trust the unexpected" by The Type hunter

 

They did not know it was impossible so they did it - by Jef Millotte
They did not know it was impossible so they did it - by Jef Millotte

 

Life is not about finding yourself - Life is about creating yourself by Mr Cup
Life is not about finding yourself - Life is about creating yourself by Mr Cup

THE 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 harder magnesium plates instead of photopolymer. Here come some pictures of last year printing.

 

 

 

GOAL / STEPS

Kickstarter adds together reward production costs with shipping costs. Therefore, although we need :

Paper and Printing: ±6400 € Post costs and order fulfillment: ±700 € Designers: 2400 € 5% Kickstarter fee: ±500 €

This raises our funding goal to a total 10,000€ (± USD$11,700).

We unlock the third goal of 200%! The next target is now 240% to do create a dedicated website to the project since the first edition in 2011!

THE REWARDS

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL ORDERS

Just consider NORMAL = 39€ / DELUXE = 49€

Post Costs FRANCE = 7€ / EUROPE = 12€ / WORLD = 15€

If you want, "compose" your order just pledge by calculating the price!

Example: if you want 2 NORMAL + 1 DELUXE, just choose the DELUXE edition but for 39+39+49 >> 127€ + your country post costs, then send a message to let us know. We would finalize your order at the end.

THE LETTERPRESS POSTERS

Early this year I create design posters also printed in letterpress by Studio Pression. They are also available here as rewards. There are 4 different:

DESIGNERS ARE MEANT TO BE LOVED NOT TO BE UNDERSTOOD Letterpress print on Heidelberg KSBA in France 40 cm x 50 cm (approx. 15,5 inch by 2 inches), standard size Printed in black on Zuber Rieder Pur Coton Cocaïne 350g

 

 

DESIGN MUST SEDUCE, SHAPE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY EVOKE AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE

Letterpress print on Heidelberg KSBA in France 40 cm x 50 cm (approx. 15,5 inch by 20 inch), standard size Printed in black on Zuber Rieder Pur Coton Cocaïne 350g

TIMELINE

Print will start as soon as the project is funded to be sure everything is ready to be sent before December to arrive in time for the Christmas season.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is to reach to goal over a limited time period. The past edition 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 month only.

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    ARTIST'S PROOF

    Get one Artist's proof of one of the pages of the calendar, uncut (will be sent randomly). Receive updates on the progress.

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    COLLECTOR PACK : Get a printing plate

    Get one of the 2018 magnesium printing plate used in the printing process. The choice will be made upon the date of support.

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    Get the 2 magnesium printing plate used to print the front cover of the normal edition.

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