Coffee meets Design and together they hook up with Typography and Illustration to make the perfect cup of type.
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When you don’t know what you wanna write just start with a line. A simple, little line. And see where that takes you. In Glenn Karlsen's case one line lead to a heap of others.
Starting a new drawing, or any kind of project for that matter, is hard. But once you take that first step it’s a lot easier to take the second one. If you keep focusing on getting that first line, or that idea of yours, completely perfect on the first try you’ll never get anything done.
In fact, if you happen to drop by Facebook’s headquarter, as people do, then you might be able to see the words “Done is better than perfect” painted on the wall. Think about those words the next time you find yourself obsessing about drawing a straight line, and hopefully you’ll realize how unimportant that line really is.
If you’re into singing, graphic designers, from Northern countries with exceptionally fluffy hair, then you should definitely check out Glenn’s website

When you don’t know what you wanna write just start with a line. A simple, little line. And see where that takes you. In Glenn Karlsen's case one line lead to a heap of others.

Starting a new drawing, or any kind of project for that matter, is hard. But once you take that first step it’s a lot easier to take the second one. If you keep focusing on getting that first line, or that idea of yours, completely perfect on the first try you’ll never get anything done.

In fact, if you happen to drop by Facebook’s headquarter, as people do, then you might be able to see the words “Done is better than perfect” painted on the wall. Think about those words the next time you find yourself obsessing about drawing a straight line, and hopefully you’ll realize how unimportant that line really is.

If you’re into singing, graphic designers, from Northern countries with exceptionally fluffy hair, then you should definitely check out Glenn’s website

As we’ve mentioned before, maintaining a project is quite hard from time to time. You know, you got life going on, and that requires a bit of work as well.
Especially as your project start getting older. The different ways you expand your thing gives it legs. So at this point we’re pretty much talking about Bambi on the ice with roller blades on. If you thought it was hard to stand up straight on your hooves, try having wheels.
We have a web site, we have a facebook page, we have an e-store (where we recently made a new mug & iPhone cover by the way), and a couple of other things that we’re looking into. 
We want to make sure that you guys get quality stuff so in a way we’ve temporarily stumbled into the ditch we’re so actively trying to work against. Lowering your standards just a smidge, and simply do the work. Publish the damn thing.
Anyway, where I’m getting with this is that when we get submissions out of the blue, that means the world to us. This time it’s Kine Strøm Braaten chipping in with a drawing for Paper & Pens Day, so a huge shout-out from both of us in Milan, all the way to Trondheim. Much appreesh!

As we’ve mentioned before, maintaining a project is quite hard from time to time. You know, you got life going on, and that requires a bit of work as well.

Especially as your project start getting older. The different ways you expand your thing gives it legs. So at this point we’re pretty much talking about Bambi on the ice with roller blades on. If you thought it was hard to stand up straight on your hooves, try having wheels.

We have a web site, we have a facebook page, we have an e-store (where we recently made a new mug & iPhone cover by the way), and a couple of other things that we’re looking into. 

We want to make sure that you guys get quality stuff so in a way we’ve temporarily stumbled into the ditch we’re so actively trying to work against. Lowering your standards just a smidge, and simply do the work. Publish the damn thing.

Anyway, where I’m getting with this is that when we get submissions out of the blue, that means the world to us. This time it’s Kine Strøm Braaten chipping in with a drawing for Paper & Pens Day, so a huge shout-out from both of us in Milan, all the way to Trondheim. Much appreesh!

One of our core values is that My Cup of Type is for everyone.
Everyone can draw on a cup. It’s all about enjoying that moment of carefree doodling.
Even though the majority of people who have contributed with cups so far just happen to be graphic designers, painters, and in general people from the creative world. Make no mistake, people, that does NOT mean we don’t appreciate cups drawn by people who don’t see themselves as «creative». That they’re not artistic in any way, shape or form.
With that being said, we’ll admit that we were.. more excited than usual, to put it mildly, when Rob Draper told us to check out his new cup on Instagram. You just don’t get THESE kinda drawings that often. I mean look at that thing! It’s beautiful!Thank you so much, Rob, we’re flat out honored that you’re sharing this with us.Go check out his website for more stuff that will make your eye balls drool. Yeah, that’s right. It sounds disgusting, but it’s sort of like combining tears of joy with the drool of “in awe”-ness and amazement. You’ll see.

One of our core values is that My Cup of Type is for everyone.

Everyone can draw on a cup. It’s all about enjoying that moment of carefree doodling.

Even though the majority of people who have contributed with cups so far just happen to be graphic designers, painters, and in general people from the creative world. Make no mistake, people, that does NOT mean we don’t appreciate cups drawn by people who don’t see themselves as «creative». That they’re not artistic in any way, shape or form.

With that being said, we’ll admit that we were.. more excited than usual, to put it mildly, when Rob Draper told us to check out his new cup on Instagram. You just don’t get THESE kinda drawings that often. I mean look at that thing! It’s beautiful!

Thank you so much, Rob, we’re flat out honored that you’re sharing this with us.

Go check out his website for more stuff that will make your eye balls drool. Yeah, that’s right. It sounds disgusting, but it’s sort of like combining tears of joy with the drool of “in awe”-ness and amazement. You’ll see.

Things to do when you’re bored in the morning:
- Pencil + Cup = Morning yawning drawing (patent pending)
This little guy came all the way from Australia thanks to Ashlee Brooke McCarthy. 
God damn, we miss those cups. For those of you who found out about us recently, the very first cup drawing we did was on one exactly like this one, from Deakin University, in Melbourne. Ah, the good, old times.

Things to do when you’re bored in the morning:

- Pencil + Cup = Morning yawning drawing (patent pending)

This little guy came all the way from Australia thanks to Ashlee Brooke McCarthy

God damn, we miss those cups. For those of you who found out about us recently, the very first cup drawing we did was on one exactly like this one, from Deakin University, in Melbourne. Ah, the good, old times.

We like to think we’re pretty special. At least that’s what our moms have been telling us. 
But every once in a while, by some amazing coincidence, we find someone who decided to draw on a cup without ever knowing about My Cup of Type to begin with. For us, this is just pure gold. Especially when that person happens to be as mind boggingly talented as Rob Draper.
Check out his insane lettering over at http://www.robdraper.co.uk/ or if you’re more of an instagram person you can follow him right over here
Really. Take a look. Your life will be better because of it. 
Aaand if you don’t notice any life-altering inspirational force we will personal buy you cheap vending machine coffee. Whenever you happen to be in Milan.. Because that’s just how nice we are.
Lastly, we just wanna give a huge shout-out to Rob for letting us publish his cup. Really appreciate it!

We like to think we’re pretty special. At least that’s what our moms have been telling us. 

But every once in a while, by some amazing coincidence, we find someone who decided to draw on a cup without ever knowing about My Cup of Type to begin with. For us, this is just pure gold. Especially when that person happens to be as mind boggingly talented as Rob Draper.

Check out his insane lettering over at http://www.robdraper.co.uk/ or if you’re more of an instagram person you can follow him right over here

Really. Take a look. Your life will be better because of it. 

Aaand if you don’t notice any life-altering inspirational force we will personal buy you cheap vending machine coffee. Whenever you happen to be in Milan.. Because that’s just how nice we are.

Lastly, we just wanna give a huge shout-out to Rob for letting us publish his cup. Really appreciate it!

To our good folks all around the world! It’s Special Saturday! We’re giving you free shipping and 5% off on one of our coffee mugs. That means that you can enjoy your Sunday morning coffee with style in about 2-3 weeks if your order now!Hit the link: http://society6.com/MyCupofType?promo=eee497(The promotion expires March 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time)

To our good folks all around the world! It’s Special Saturday! 

We’re giving you free shipping and 5% off on one of our coffee mugs. That means that you can enjoy your Sunday morning coffee with style in about 2-3 weeks if your order now!

Hit the link: http://society6.com/MyCupofType?promo=eee497

(The promotion expires March 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time)

Guess this one goes without saying.

Guess this one goes without saying.

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.

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. 

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 )

We recommend checking out her stuff over at www.erioapilado.com 

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