Two days ago was the first Sunday of advent, giving us little bit of that christmas cheer, with the holidays ever so near!
As if this cup by Mira Strøm Braaten wasn’t enough, try listening to this playlist we made without getting all warm and fuzzy on the inside. And if there are any songs you like that’s not on the list, feel free to add them! We would love to hear what christmas sounds like for you.
Realizing that our current go to café has the same name and the same cups as our beloved Corner Café at Deakin University in Melbourne kinda gave us a bit of nostalgia. So despite the shaky hand (blame the caffeine), a good’ol brown paper cup has again entered the My Cup of Type stage.
It’s a day where you let your mind wander in unknown directions. It’s a day without an agenda. It’s a day where you press pause on the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and recharge your batteries for next week. Some people like to play video games, others like to read, and then there are those of us who appreciate the pure creativity that goes into doodling on a cup. Like Glenn Karlsen and Helle Ekaas have done here, ever so nicely. And Helle, unfortunately we haven’t met you yet, but it’s on our bucket list.
When the rumors started spreading about a bunch of friends that had built their own letterpress workshop started organizing events for the public, it didn’t take long until one of our top trained typography agents, James Bodoni showed up and gave it a try.
"Here is my Coffee Monster doodle! Hope you like it :)"
Mira Adra, you beautiful human being you! We love it! Much appreesh!
It’s truly mind blowing how people from all over the world can get in contact through a project. Like we’ve told you guys before, this started out as simple procrastination from the school work we we’re supposed to be doing at the time, and now, a year later, we’ve gotten cups of type from people all over the place. And that’s really something special.
We truly appreciate it guys, there’s nothing better than getting that email from tumblr saying “New submission to My Cup of Type”. Aaaaaaw yeah, that’s the stuff.
Have you heard the one about the two Norwegian, students who got all their paperwork in order?
Basically this little infographic is showing the final steps of an excruciating, and unneccesarily complex situation. In many ways, this might just be the best paper-and-pens-day we’ve had so far. Except for every single submission we’ve gotten, you guys are awesome, and you know it.
But the amount of information that these four illustrations summarize, really makes you think about the power of graphics. The way we visualize information to make it easier to understand is really quite interesting.
Like the multi-talented Bruno Munari once said, «A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense».
1 month ago
"What makes you happy?
Having fun? Hanging out with friends? Delicious food? Making money?
Well consider this. Psychologists have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in your life is how much gratitude you show.”
That’s the start of SoulPancake’s brilliant web series on The Science of Happiness, which you can see right here
Give it a try, tell someone that you’re grateful for something they have done for you. It’ll feel good hearing it, and it’ll surely feel good saying it.
You know that feeling when your body is apparently standing, but you could’ve sworn your head was still in bed? That’s when you want instructions like this on your cup, mug, or some other form of caffeinated-beverage-container.
1 month ago
Fresh batch of knowledge coming your way! Get it while it’s hot! Or when it’s cold, if you’re into that stuff..
Big shout-out to Elisha-Rio Pineda Apilado for the magnificent inkness.