The start of a new year and decade can only mean one thing. Yes, it's time for some new stationery – hurrah! If you've not yet managed to find a 2020 calendar (opens in new tab) you like the look of, you're in the right place. As calendars go, they don't come better than this stunning letterpress design.
The Mr Cup creative manifesto letterpress calendar is the brainchild of Fabian Barral aka Mr Cup (opens in new tab). Available in two editions (standard and deluxe), this calendar design is a thing of a beauty. The deluxe version is fully hot oil printed on dark papers, and the standard has a hot oil printed front cover, with each month's design letterpress printed on light papers.
There's something so appealing about the tactile nature of letterpress. The design is stunning but more than anything we just want to run our hands over it. (If you're not so bothered about physical calendars, see our best calendar apps (opens in new tab).)
For this collaborative effort, Barral enlisted the help of 11 graphic designers and typographers to create unique works for each calendar month. An annual project, this year's edition features exclusive designs by Scotty Russell, Srdjan Vidakovic, Nikki Mihalik, Viktor Baltus, Cody Petts, Jason Carne, Reno Orange, Salih Kucukaga, Jef Millotte, Kelsy Stromski and Benjamin Charles.
If it's motivation you're after in 2020, having this hung on your wall is sure to help. The combination of quality craftsmanship and printed words of wisdom are guaranteed to inspire you all year round.
You can buy both editions of the letterpress calendar via the Mr Cup (opens in new tab) online shop.