Coffee meets Design and together they hook up with Typography and Illustration to make the perfect cup of type.
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Word on the street is that today is "The Big Coffee Day", at least here in Trondheim. Now, we’ve usually been celebrating the international coffee day on September 29th, but who are we to turn down an excuse to celebrate this dark elixir of life?

Hal even participated in a little cupping session, where he was officially recognized as a certified coffee connoisseur. Which is a fancy way of saying that this dude knows his coffee.

Shout-out to Linn Alnes Djuvsland for the cup by the way!

We’ve never really regarded our drawings to be art. For us it’s more.. well-behaved, organized doodles, standing in formation. That is, if you can imagine the doodles to have a life of their own. Which they often do whenever you add some caffeine into the mix.
However! We can always count on Pernille Horgen Bøe to class things up a bit. We like her. So should you.

We’ve never really regarded our drawings to be art. For us it’s more.. well-behaved, organized doodles, standing in formation. That is, if you can imagine the doodles to have a life of their own. Which they often do whenever you add some caffeine into the mix.

However! We can always count on Pernille Horgen Bøe to class things up a bit. We like her. So should you.

Jim Hightower once said: "Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else."Instead of spending time on correcting yourself as you’re making, or writing, something, simply do it once, and then do it again. If it’s bad just call it a «rough prototype» and make another. Not only will it look better the second time around, but you’ll learn a lot from it.

Jim Hightower once said: "Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else."

Instead of spending time on correcting yourself as you’re making, or writing, something, simply do it once, and then do it again. If it’s bad just call it a «rough prototype» and make another. Not only will it look better the second time around, but you’ll learn a lot from it.

Over the last two years we’ve been drawing letters and doodles on more than 300 cups.
On August 10th, 2012, one of our teachers at the time, a gentleman by the name of Joel Zika, was talking about how important it is to lower your threshold for getting your shit out there. Obviously we took this to heart, and the next day we published our very first cup of type, which you can see here.
We’ve talked about how this project was a result of “productive procrastination” at Seks:Førti, in Trondheim. That was an absolutely phenomenal experience for us, and we can’t thank Katrine, Peder, Lina, (and anyone else responsible) enough for giving us the opportunity to do so.
We’ve sold 9 ceramic mugs, a tote bag, and an iPhone case (thanks mom). It doesn’t really sound like much, compared to other online stores it’s basically nothing, but we’re not doing this to earn money.
Quite the opposite really. We’re doing this because it’s fun. Because it’s a creative outlet where we can experiment as much as we want. And when you think about it that way, 9 mugs feels like a hell of a lot.
When I say “we”, it’s not me and Hal, it’s all of us. It’s all of you who are weird enough to join us, to sit down for maybe 30 minutes, and just draw.
So far My Cup of Type has been inspiring. It’s been an icebreaker. It’s been challenging. And it’s been rewarding.
All we know is that we’re honored to have 259 tumblr followers, 472 facebook-like-people, and 289 instagram followers who actually gives a damn about the stuff we do. That blows our mind time and time again.
We really appreciate the love from you guys, and we’re excited to experiment with more of the endless ideas we have for My Cup of Type.

Over the last two years we’ve been drawing letters and doodles on more than 300 cups.

On August 10th, 2012, one of our teachers at the time, a gentleman by the name of Joel Zika, was talking about how important it is to lower your threshold for getting your shit out there. Obviously we took this to heart, and the next day we published our very first cup of type, which you can see here.

We’ve talked about how this project was a result of “productive procrastination” at Seks:Førti, in Trondheim. That was an absolutely phenomenal experience for us, and we can’t thank Katrine, Peder, Lina, (and anyone else responsible) enough for giving us the opportunity to do so.

We’ve sold 9 ceramic mugs, a tote bag, and an iPhone case (thanks mom). It doesn’t really sound like much, compared to other online stores it’s basically nothing, but we’re not doing this to earn money.

Quite the opposite really. We’re doing this because it’s fun. Because it’s a creative outlet where we can experiment as much as we want. And when you think about it that way, 9 mugs feels like a hell of a lot.

When I say “we”, it’s not me and Hal, it’s all of us. It’s all of you who are weird enough to join us, to sit down for maybe 30 minutes, and just draw.

So far My Cup of Type has been inspiring. It’s been an icebreaker. It’s been challenging. And it’s been rewarding.

All we know is that we’re honored to have 259 tumblr followers, 472 facebook-like-people, and 289 instagram followers who actually gives a damn about the stuff we do. That blows our mind time and time again.

We really appreciate the love from you guys, and we’re excited to experiment with more of the endless ideas we have for My Cup of Type.

A couple of weeks back we posted a cup by Kine Strøm Braaten. Up next was a cup by Mira Strøm Braaten. Today we have the pleasure of continuing that trend by presenting a cup made by the woman who gave birth to my co-founder Simen Strøm Braaten, as well as both of these creatives, the lovely Eva Strøm Braaten.

A couple of weeks back we posted a cup by Kine Strøm Braaten. Up next was a cup by Mira Strøm Braaten. Today we have the pleasure of continuing that trend by presenting a cup made by the woman who gave birth to my co-founder Simen Strøm Braaten, as well as both of these creatives, the lovely Eva Strøm Braaten.

Ok, stick with us on this one, because we’re about to go deep. You see, in Zen Buddhism there’s often talk about how your mind should “be like water”. You might have heard Bruce Lee talk about this.But just think about it, if your mind is like water, and accidents occur, or better yet call it unexpected obstacles. Imagine that accident to be a huge rock in a river. What happens? Simply enough, the water finds its way around it. So if you find yourself with a road block in your way, metaphorically speaking, look for a way to get around it, instead of going through it.
A big shout-out to Mira Strøm Braaten for the amazing cup!

Ok, stick with us on this one, because we’re about to go deep. You see, in Zen Buddhism there’s often talk about how your mind should “be like water”. You might have heard Bruce Lee talk about this.

But just think about it, if your mind is like water, and accidents occur, or better yet call it unexpected obstacles. Imagine that accident to be a huge rock in a river. What happens? Simply enough, the water finds its way around it. So if you find yourself with a road block in your way, metaphorically speaking, look for a way to get around it, instead of going through it.

A big shout-out to Mira Strøm Braaten for the amazing cup!

In a couple of days now it’ll be exactly 10 months since we got to Milan. Actually, this time last year we still weren’t sure whether we would go to Italy, or if we would study in Norway. And now, in 17 days, we’re graduating with a Master’s degree in Interaction Design, from Domus Academy, in Milan. Funny how things work out. 
But first, we gotta finish our last assignment though, and that’s really why we got this motivation cup from Kine Strøm Braaten. There’s still quite a lot of stuff to be done, so she couldn’t have timed that thing better.

In a couple of days now it’ll be exactly 10 months since we got to Milan. Actually, this time last year we still weren’t sure whether we would go to Italy, or if we would study in Norway. And now, in 17 days, we’re graduating with a Master’s degree in Interaction Design, from Domus Academy, in Milan. Funny how things work out. 

But first, we gotta finish our last assignment though, and that’s really why we got this motivation cup from Kine Strøm Braaten. There’s still quite a lot of stuff to be done, so she couldn’t have timed that thing better.

Few things can compare to the soothing sensation of standing at the kitchen counter, hearing the gas from the stove heating up the water, feeling the vibrations from the coffee grinder in your hand as you crush the beans to salty-like grains. Everything seem to fade away as you stand there and measure the coffee and water that goes into your favourite coffee brewer. The wonderful aromas and the scratchy sound of the spoon as you plough through the jar of fresh grains sends you to another world for a few seconds.The water is off-boil, and it’s time to start pouring. Holding the kettle above the fresh coffee gives you a feeling of control. What you choose to do next will define the taste, the mouthfeel, the result. Gentle movements. Circle movements. Pause. Then another round. The water hits the centre of the coffee, but quickly spread across the whole surface. The aromas hits you like an arrow from Cupid. We haven’t even had a sip, but the world already feels like a better place. Much better. Every day.Keep doodling, keep brewing!
 
Few things can compare to the soothing sensation of standing at the kitchen counter, hearing the gas from the stove heating up the water, feeling the vibrations from the coffee grinder in your hand as you crush the beans to salty-like grains. Everything seem to fade away as you stand there and measure the coffee and water that goes into your favourite coffee brewer. The wonderful aromas and the scratchy sound of the spoon as you plough through the jar of fresh grains sends you to another world for a few seconds.

The water is off-boil, and it’s time to start pouring. Holding the kettle above the fresh coffee gives you a feeling of control. What you choose to do next will define the taste, the mouthfeel, the result. 
Gentle movements. Circle movements. Pause. Then another round. The water hits the centre of the coffee, but quickly spread across the whole surface. The aromas hits you like an arrow from Cupid. 

We haven’t even had a sip, but the world already feels like a better place. Much better. Every day.

Keep doodling, keep brewing!

 

We’ve often told you guys that we don’t differentiate between people’s drawing skills. Good or bad, that cup is getting published. Most of the time. Sometimes people unleash their creativity in.. alternative ways.
This has resulted in more “penis cups” than you’d likely guess. We’ve been hesitant to publish them earlier, but we can’t hide these talents anymore. Sadly only one cup survived the move from Australia, back in 2012, but Ad Al-Shakhly managed to fight his back from our archives.

We’ve often told you guys that we don’t differentiate between people’s drawing skills. Good or bad, that cup is getting published. Most of the time. Sometimes people unleash their creativity in.. alternative ways.

This has resulted in more “penis cups” than you’d likely guess. We’ve been hesitant to publish them earlier, but we can’t hide these talents anymore. Sadly only one cup survived the move from Australia, back in 2012, but Ad Al-Shakhly managed to fight his back from our archives.

This cup comes from the lovely Catherine Dhammamitta Viriya, which makes it Indo-week on My Cup of Type! And it’s by far the most artsy-fartsy, fancy pantsy, photo we’ve ever published here.
Needless to say we’re a couple of suckers when it comes to apps. Our newest discovery is an app called Glowee, which allows you to do some seriously cool light painting.
But we digress. Speaking about Obstacles, when it comes to pretty much anything in life the most common obstacle is usually yourself. Take a look at motivation for example, or better yet a lack of motivation. 
When you feel like it’s getting really hard to keep on working don’t look for external solutions. You can spend days, or even months, reading articles on how to become more motivated. A famous poet once said “You gotta check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Now Mr. Cube probably didn’t mean it like this, but what really helps is to take a second and reflect on why you’re feeling the way you’re feeling.

This cup comes from the lovely Catherine Dhammamitta Viriya, which makes it Indo-week on My Cup of Type! And it’s by far the most artsy-fartsy, fancy pantsy, photo we’ve ever published here.

Needless to say we’re a couple of suckers when it comes to apps. Our newest discovery is an app called Glowee, which allows you to do some seriously cool light painting.

But we digress. Speaking about Obstacles, when it comes to pretty much anything in life the most common obstacle is usually yourself. Take a look at motivation for example, or better yet a lack of motivation. 

When you feel like it’s getting really hard to keep on working don’t look for external solutions. You can spend days, or even months, reading articles on how to become more motivated. A famous poet once said “You gotta check yourself before you wreck yourself.” Now Mr. Cube probably didn’t mean it like this, but what really helps is to take a second and reflect on why you’re feeling the way you’re feeling.

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