Mr Cup Helvetica Wood Letters

For the month of August, a series of guests will be fill­ing in on DWL with daily posts. Today’s posts come to you from France-based designer Fabien Barral. For more from Fabien, check out his portfolio or blog, or his upcoming project Mr. Cup.

Earlier in 2012, I decided with my wife and daughter to leave our home and go to see the world! Being a graphic designer has this advantage of being able to work from anywhere (as long as you have a web connection, of course). The aim was to meet craftsmen to develop some products, to follow the success we had with the harmonie interieure wall sticker and the letterpress calendar. During the trip we spend a month in Bali, and it was one of the most creative experiences I’ve ever had… It was so easy to find people that can bring to life what I have in mind… Doing the harmonie intérieure stickers is something, but I always want to push my love for letters to another level… I’ve had the idea of a Helvetica wood letters collection for a long long time, so it is something special for me to present these first images… They were taken earlier in June, when I got the first samples from Mr. Eka, the wood craftsman I met in Bali and am working with…

There will be two Helvetica collections, one in Suar wood, a local common wood, and a second one in colors, made of recycled teak wood… Each alphabet will be in limited edition of 500 letters… coming in small fabric bags I will show you next time…

They will be on sale soon at, my new project I am working on too ;)

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