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In 2006 I launch a blog! It was something new at this time! Back in early 00's, I used to check Surfstation or Computer love for inspiration. These web sites were great but most of the time just some links, but nothing you can really come back to afterward. And if you missed the info, it is gone... 

So I started collecting images, and from this source, I wanted to create a web site to have them at the same place, and so on share them with others!

The second idea behind it was that, as a "print" designer, I wanted to see the real things! So I start asking creatives to do a "graphic exchange": I send them my printed creations, they send me there! I have boxes and boxes of business cards, letterhead, brochure, and cards!

Since its launch in 2006, I post 2 to 3 times a week, from the past 11 years! And I always did that by myself, between my clients and personal design projects! 

I want my blog to be a source of inspiration without distraction: I publish all the images that inspire me from a designer or a studio. It could be 5 images or 100! 

That's why more than 90,000 images have been featured, with more than 1500 posts! In its best moments, 10K people visit it a day! 

But more important, I know it is a big source of inspiration and an usfull tool for studios and design teachers around the globe!

But I never include commercial in it, just very few paid post related to something I will post for free anyway! 

I always tried to found another way to make some money out of it to cover the costs and the time I dedicate to the project: ebooks, and my personal products I sell on my online shop mrcup-shop.com

I even create a magazine, Walter, but that's an other story!

I am more a print designer, I am passionate about the printing process, inks, papers and combination of all this. The blog features whatever I found inspiring: it could be a movie, a vinyl sleeve, a business card or a vintage map. Inspiration is everywhere, as long as the type is good! 

 

 

 

Web technology is moving too fast for a print guy! When I design the second version in 2012, it was great to have 900px images, even if they were long to load! But today, the blog is not responsive, and we have worked on so many new features. 

Before the launch of this Kickstarter, I do a survey to see what users think about it. With this in mind, we want to bring these to the blog :

HD IMAGES

New images will be 1400px minimum, and if it is a success, we will repost all the images since 2014 at this size.

SHOWCASE

This will be the inspiration post, ordered by section like "identity", "packaging" or "print". On the actual blog, you can browse images and images! With the new version, you can choose between an "article view" and a "list view", an made the experience the best for you.

MOODBOARD

Imagine you can order the thousand of images from the blog by tags! You will now choose if you want to see all images, or just the ones from "metal ink", "letterpress" or "wood"!

RESOURCES

Added to the actual "inspiration" post, the new version will also refer to images, types, everything you can get online to improve your creations. I will also post some of my own vintages files in high resolution!

TV

It will feature all the videos that for now I only share on social media: printing technics, studio visits, lettering workshops etc...

 STORIES

There is no feeling like visiting a creative space and have a moment with people who share the same passion. Every time I travel, I organize a meeting with local studios, or printers. I share all these stories on the blog, with images I shoot... 

 

Over the years I have created many e-books to accompany blog posts. For the past weeks, with the help of the Mr Cup Studio team, we create a new set of e-books, especially for this Kickstarter. 

I will also create during the campain a special thanks card to be printed in letterpress. I propose you letterpress posters at a special price and put some letterpress claendars from my personal archives. Scroll down for more details! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE 4 EBOOKS COLLECTION

We design 4 e-books specially adapted for an iPad size, each one with 50 inspirational projects in 4 categories: Branding / Print / Packaging & Instagram! 

 

A SPECIAL LETTERPRESS CARD

During the time of this Kickstarter I will design a Thank you letterpress card! No exact idea what it will be but it will reflect my gratitude to your support!

THE LETTERPRESS POSTERS

I also launch several projects in letterpress over the years. All are limited numbered editions, printed with my partner Studio Pression. Early this year we create design posters. I propose them here at a lower price than on the Mr Cup shop.

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 

 

 

FROM THE VAULT: PAST EDITION OF THE LETTERPRESS CALENDAR 

Every year I release a limited edition calendar with worlwide designers. They are all sold out, but of course I keep some copies for my own archives. As this project means a lot to me, I propose here past editions and prototypes in very few quantites. 

2017 letterpress calendar with wood engraved cover design by Kevin Cantrell
2017 letterpress calendar with wood engraved cover design by Kevin Cantrell

 

2017 letterpress calendar with printed cover design by Kevin Cantrell
2017 letterpress calendar with printed cover design by Kevin Cantrell

 

2016 letterpress calendar design by Reno Orange
2016 letterpress calendar design by Reno Orange

 

2015 letterpress calendar design by Joe White
2015 letterpress calendar design by Joe White

 

2014 letterpress calendar (printed by El Calotipo)
2014 letterpress calendar (printed by El Calotipo)

 

2012 letterpress calendar
2012 letterpress calendar

 

2011 letterpress calendar
2011 letterpress calendar

 

 

Risks and challenges

I hope you will all understand time and dedication I put on the blog for the past 11 years and will understand why I want to bring it to the next step! Gratitude changes everything.

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