Mr Cup’s elegant letterpress calendar for 2019 comes in deluxe black and gold

Mr Cup is set to release a beautiful and unique letterpress calendar for 2019. The graphic designer has created limited edition, hand numbered letterpress calendars for the past seven years, and the one for 2019 is set to be just as stunning, with two versions – one with black paper with gold hot foil, and a deluxe edition on gold paper, with gold foil and black foil printing.

Each month of the 2019 edition will feature motivational words of wisdom for creatives, designed by typographers and graphic designers including Nick Misani, Ginger Monke (Tom Lane), Dan Grett, Peter Voth, Kelsy Stromski, Christian Watson, Tuyet Duyet, Reno Orange. The front cover, with its vintage-style typography and beautiful embossed effect, is designed by Mr Cup himself.

A traditional printing craft, letterpress printing is having something of a revival, thanks to a nostalgia for the once-fading artform. It has the ability to create relief into paper by adding pressure - called deep impression, or debossing. The thicker the paper, the deeper the impression. The result is a clean, sharp imprint with a textured effect.

‘Mr. Cup’ is France-based graphic designer Fabien Barral, who develops products including calendars, coasters, posters and cards, which you can find at his website. You can find details of the calendar over at Kickstarter.


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