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.