As fall begins to take hold we are reminded of one of the things we look forward to with the approach of the new year: a brand new letterpress calendar spearheaded by Fabien Barral (aka MR CUP)! Though he’s crafted his highly-detailed calendars since 2011, it was in 2015 that he first began enlisting designers he admires to create the cover and inside pages. And as always, he’s pushing the boundaries of letterpress. In 2015 it was a deluxe edition with a glow-in-the-dark cover. This year? A cover designed by our typography crush Kevin Cantrell, with the deluxe edition’s cover featuring his artwork laser engraved into wood (see above)!
[Note: Calendar is available to purchase here.]
Not surprisingly, Fabien has managed to create another intriguing line-up of designers and illustrators for the 2017 Creative Manifesto Letterpress Calendar, including:
- Matt Stevens
- Jef Millotte
- Scott Biersack
- Tom Ludd
- Renaud Orange
- Tomasz Biernat
- Joseph Alessio
- Salih Kucukaga
- Eric Kass
- Radim Malinic [Brand Nu]
And if all of this isn’t enough to get you excited, the calendar, which will be on several different Colorplan papers [Get Swatchbook], will be printed by Studio Pression, makers of that stunning pop-up printing press card we recently featured in our weekly video.
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