2018 Mr Cup Letterpress Calendar

Be creative in 2018 following every month words of wisdom of the Mr Cup creative manifesto letterpress calendar. It is an hand numbered limited edition and two editions are made : the DELUXE edition is on dark blue paper, with COPPER FOIL and WHITE FOIL printing, the NORMAL edition is ink printed in 2 colors with silver and white inks.

For this year edition, we use 2 ranges of eco-friendly papers developed by Favini. The REMAKE collection 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 : 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.

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 features unique designs by Salih KucukagaNick MisaniReno OrangeKeith Tatum / The Type HunterJeff TrishStefan KunzLauren HomJef MillotteKelli AndersonFrancis Chouquet and Me!

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.
2018 Mr Cup Letterpress Calendar