My Cup of Type has given us a lot. A lot of friendships. A lot of drawings. A lot of inspiration. And a lot of reason not to do what we’re supposed to do. Sometimes it’s just more fun to draw on a cup than do your homework. That’s just human nature.
One of the people we’ve met through our travels is Pernille Horgen Bøe. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet, this woman is really inspiring. Take our word for it. She makes the most amazing paintings and illustrations, and truly has a passion for what she’s doing.
Since we met her, some time back in 2012, she’s contributed with just about 25 cups. Making her one of the most active contributors we have to date. Pernille, we can’t thank you enough for you support, but we can damn well try.
That’s why we just sent you one of our porcelain mugs in the mail. Hope you enjoy it half as much as we’ve enjoyed seeing your talent splashed on a paper cup the past couple of years.
1 week ago
We lost three men, two socks and one dog searching for this cup. It was hiding deep within the forest of Micron the Great and fought for its bare life until it finally gave up and got thrown back into the dungeons of Castle MCoT. Now it has been waiting for its exposure for 5 days and can now, in all its glory be shown to the world.
Thanks to Ashlee Brooke Mccarthy for hunting it down and preparing it for us.
A while back, Elisha-Rio Apilado sent us a whole bunch of incredibly awesome cups. Instead of doing what we usually do and publish one cup a day, we thought it would be better to show these tiny pieces of art together as a series.
Besides contributing with lovely cups like these, she’s also a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and writer from Chicago, and currently also doing a very cool and fascinating typography project called This Type Love ( www.instagram.com/thistypelove )
Our first Thai contribution goes to our good friend over at Product Design at Domus Academy, Lert Jetta! A freakin’ talented guy who obviously has some hidden cup skills. We’re looking forward to see more from this guy in the future!
The Italian café culture isn’t exactly the same as back in Norway, where us pale-skinned blondies could spend hours and hours at our favorite coffee place with our sketchbooks. Actually, the normal way of consuming coffee in Italy is by the counter. You get your coffee, chug it, and go. That’s it. Then we found Arnold Coffee. The place reminds us of good’ol Starbucks. Heck. It might even be the same franchise for all we know. Anyways. We like it. Although the feeling of being in the middle of a massive consumer crowd kinda blows it. At least we can sit down, doodle and have free wi-fi. That’s pretty much all we need.
What a glorious day it is everybody! Not only is it almost Thursday, (which rhymes with birthday so you know that’s gotta be a good thing), but we also got our first submission from Egypt! Or.. Technically we’re talking about an English/Italian/German/French-speaking Egyptian in Italy, who likes to doodle. Which makes it all that much better. Who is this person you might wonder? None other than Rana Mansour!