Fabien Barral is a happy graphic designer whose innovative and unique designs attract clients from around the world. He runs the “graphic exchange” blog, a popular online venue for graphic designers. After years working under his own name, it is now under Mr-Cup pseudonym that he develops his own products : the first edition of the letterpress calendars in 2011 and 2012 werre a great succes... In 2013, he doesn’t do an edition as he visits, with family, Thaïland, Singapore and Bali to see what life can offer and to met craftsmen to work with them on new products : collections of Helvetica letters made in wood.. He is now back in France and after seeing El calotipo work on instagram, he visits them in August 2013 to ask them to print the 2014 edition.
El Calotipo is a Book Arts and Design center located in Zaragoza (Spain), unique thanks to its products, services and features. Located in San Pablo neighborhood, they produce and market selected edition products, posters, textiles and other paper items made with traditional printing methods and careful design. They also provide training workshops of different kinds of Book Art: silk screen printing, engraving, manual and photopolymer (letterpress) typography, book binding and graphic design applied to each technique. Furthermore, they offer the equipment for your publishing projects as well as accommodation for national and international artists. They have inks, machinery and many ideas… and we’re waiting for you !