Thaïlande - Mr CUP visit Press A Card

perso / april 30th (2012) / 10.34 PM/ from Phra Nang Lanta on Koh Lanta island - Thailand


Last week went too quick... we do a thousand things, I can't even believe it is possible to do so much things in a week... I will gave you details on the amazing hotel of Bangkok, antique market we went to, or meeting and connection done, in some other posts...

We are now on the Koh Lanta island, well known of french readers for the TV show of the same name (the french version of the Survivor broadcast... but it is different from what you see on TV when you are guest in a nice hotel and have a wifi access... White sands beach and coconuts trees, this is where I will work this week !

Back on april 23th, last monday... Nico & Landry, my best Thai-French friends (you become friends eve, quicker than on facebook when you share amazing things), bring me to "Press a card" letterpress studio. As in a lot of country, letterpress in Bangkok is used to very uncreative things... But Zoom want to change that, and he used the workshop of his ant to learn how to print his own projects... He instal his nice design studio in one of the room and was happy to show us the amazing printing studio and its fascinating Thaï letters drawers...


Zoom also show use its projects. Strangly, he told us he has now way to do polymer shapes in Thaïlande, the reason why the still use metalic ones... They look nicer, but I guess it is more complicate... Anyway, here come some of his projects, some done by other Bangkok designers (like Tap at that I finaly can't met as we planned).



Don't I look like Mr Clean on this picture of 4 of us (I may should have think about it before I jump onto the MrCup idea !). I do not have a earring, this is a visula effect due to the drawers behind me ;) Thanks guys for this nice moment (again).

Thaïlande week 2 - Chiang Mai

perso / april 22th (2012) / 7.54 AM/ from Mai Siam Resort in Chiang Mai


Our week in Chiang Mai is ending... It is in the north of Thaïlande, and there is a lot of craftmans and creativs here, the reason why we want to come. We stay at a very nice place outside the city, Mai Sim resort, Eric live here with his wife Pranee, that help us to speak and exchange with local people. Nice to have a office with mango trees around !

The idea beind this trip is to met creatives, peoples with amazing talents, and to work with them on products... It's what I started with Letteramagica for the coasters and the calendars, and I want to go further...

I have met a lot of people, but the one from what I expect the most is this paper maker... this material is superb, now I have to create my own books with them... Here come some pictures to let you imagine...

There are also great coffee shops all around the city, all with wifi access... I really liked this one.


The streets...


Tomorrow we came back to Bangkok for some days, and with Nico & Landry that I met last week, we plan to visit local letterpress printers ! So much to come !

Bangkok 2nd Day - Meeting people is easy

perso / april 17th (2012) / 7.54 AM/ from Mia Siam Resort in Chiang Mai


I do this blog to inspire people... I do not know it will gave me so much in return... When I post about going to Bangkok, I get an email from Nicolas Dali, a french creative living here... World is small, as he used to work with the Poa Plume studio I visited last february ! He proposes us to go to unusal places of the city...

He brings us to the amazing house of his friends Landry Dunand & Alisa Tang who live in a small island near the city... After a bicycle ride under 40°C, the place looks even more amazing... It is well the wood walls you see on the picture above... Hopfully their neightbour had too much mangos, and we start by sharing them...


The house is wonderfull, just perfect...

Nicolas live in Bangkok for about 3 years, while Landry for 7 years. They are both graphic designers, but Landry is more a photographer. If I was looking for a very small digital camera for this trip as I hate to carry big ones, Landry took pictures with a "Camera Obscura" found in Afganhistan... An amazing huge green wood box of 20 kg !!!

Here come some shoots of Landry and of his work, from different publications he shows me:


After, we went to enjoy a nice meal at the market near the house, while our daughter play with a water gun with all the childs around (we arrived in Bangkok during the Songkran, to celebrate Thai new year, everybody have huge water guns, buckets... and it is hard to not get wet !). After what we drive our bicycles in the jungle all around, with its banana trees, mango trees, coconut trees to finally arrive at the side of the island to see this view of the city... The trip start very well !



Nicolas Dali site is, but he will send me more of his works to share with you soon... You can discover Landry photography on his blog or on varied photo site review like this one. Alisa work is at

Bangkok 1st Day

perso / april 12th (2012) / 1.41 AM/from Reno Hôtel in Bangkok


Here come the first post from Bangkok... for the moment, I need to adapt... to the jet lag, to the heat... But I feel happy to be there... at last ! Today we just walk around the hôtel as we sleep half of the day, and grab some food in a giant place... I love to discover new packaging (just as I did in USA last summer)...


When I had the idea of "Mr-Cup" name for my rebranding, I check if it already exists (and if the URL was free !)... I did not find out that's it is a Coffee and smoothie Thailand shop ! This was the surprise of the day...


More from my phone all along the day with Twitter or Facebook ;)


Logotypes - 2010/2012

perso / april 10th (2012) / 3.40 PM/from a Café in Paris


I am back in Paris, and tomorrow we took the plane to Bangkok, with some hours in Moscow...

One of the reason why we are going in Thailand is that, last year, I get contacted by Parin, who have hotels and resort there... He asked me to design all the identity (graphic language) for the diffrent places, and one which is use for "Vacation village". In 2 weeks, we will have a presentation of this identity system for clients and press, and will be happy to share this moment with you...

Here come the logos and icons done for each places and services :


It makes me want to present the varied logotypes I design the past 2 years...

Modus Vivendi are organic shops in India :


Hedgehogfibres is the brand of Beata Jezekova


I will present more images of the global branding done for Vincent Rustuel soon, but here come the logo and the idea to use them :


Wedspring is the brand new wedding shop from San Fransisco (web site will be redesgined soon, I have to precise this ;)

The Excelsior Hôtel, my big project of 2011 already presented on my portfolio.


My friend Trey Ratcliff logo


Next post will be from Bangkok, or on the road with Twitter or Facebook ;)


Mr Cup travel in Asia...

perso / march 31th (2012) / 5.20 PM / Cap d'Agde near Mediterean sea / Melody Gardot


After weeks of changes and organization, we will finally leave France in april 11th for 2 months. We will arrive in Bangkok on april 12th, so if you can send advices for nice hotel or place to stay during some days, we still miss that... Also, I will be looking for craftman and people to work with a new products I can design, so any idea ar advice is more than welcome... and of course, design company if you want me to visit... please use my barral.fabien(a) email with "travel advice" as subject...

I used to show my daughter where we are going on her giant puzzle world map, so I think it would be nice to share it with you too ;)... will update you on this blog, or mrcup one if I lauch it in time, or of course on my new facebook, twitter or flickr...


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