The Crossed Key Society playings cards collection

Created by Mr Cup

The Crossed Key Society is a collection of 6 playing cards decks inspired by Europe's Grandest and Greatest Historic Hotels.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Printing update / White editions photos / 2022 letterpress calendar
26 days ago – Mon, Nov 01, 2021 at 06:46:12 PM

Hope you are fine and safe. Happy to say the printing of all the tuck boxes is now finished. The embossing gave an amazing final touch to each deck. Here come some photos.

The white edition boxes are also printed and I am so happy with the result. The embossing and white and white printing gave them great effects.

The next phase will be to organize all this and to send them to Noir Arts to print the cards and put them in boxes. I will keep you updated.


2022 letterpress calendar

For those who discover my work/world with this project, I wanted to share with you my letterpress calendar I do every year with worldwide creatives. The 11th edition for 2022 is on its final line on Kickstarter.

Discover the project here

Thanks for support

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

More photos of the printing
about 1 month ago – Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 01:04:12 AM

Hope you are fine and safe... I hope none of you will complain that I post too many updates!


The process of making an idea coming to life is my favorite part of this adventure...  I visit Studio Pression last week to enjoy the printing of the boxes. We also have to make some adjustments while printing, because you can not think of everything on a screen...


Here comes some more photos, and I also did a live video you can see on my Instagram.

Click here to see the video!    


SHOUT OUT

 Check this amazing project! Love it!

Thanks. a lot for your support.


Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

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Printing update in photos!
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 01:44:02 AM

Hope you are fine and happy.

I wanted to update you earlier, but the last 10 days have been even crazier than usual. I just moved to the studio where I work for the past 6 years, install it in a new home, went to Paris to met Sting after a private concert in Patheon. If it makes you curious, I invite you to check my Instagram to know more.


At the same time, I get these nice images of the printing process from Studio Pression and wanted to share them with you. Sadly we lost one week on the process because a piece of the machine that made the printing plate broke, and it took 5 days instead of 1 to get it to replace... it seems the delivery service has fun playing with our nerves... 


Here is a short but fascinating video on the printing plates making of.

And more photos...

And we are making the white edition too ! 

More as soon as possible. 

Thanks a lot for your support.

Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

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Printing of the boxes has started!
2 months ago – Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 02:50:59 AM

Hello, members of the Crossed Keys Society!


Hope you are fine and safe in your part of the world.  Sorry to haven't update you before, but I always want to have images to illustrate an update! 


I am happy to say the printing of the boxes has started, with weeks of delay, but it is now started... I am sadly not in charge of my partner's pannings, and when I announce timing, it depends on them. We are small businesses so we always adapt to what is coming.


The printing plates were supposed to be ready in July but finally not, and august is a dead month where all suppliers are on holiday. Early September, it was one of the papers I choose which was not ready and for the homogeneity of the project, I need all the papers to come from the same production. We wait for this color to come back in stock, but when they announce us more delay, to not lose much more time, I change the color of the Principessa deck, which will be redder than burgundy. Doing 6 decks at the same time is just a little crazy... but thanks to you it will be an amazing project. 


But we have the paper now, and Studio can start the production. The first part was to cut the paper and print the hot foil inside of the boxes. Everything else must follow.


Updated Timetable

Here is, for today, the planning :

September/October: making of the printing plates, order the paper, printing the tuck case.

October: sending the tuck cases to Noir Arts

October/November: Noir Arts printing the cards and finish production.

December: Decks travel from Noir Arts to me and as soon as we have them, we start shipping.

Also, this again may change as I do not apprehend the exact time NoirArts need to do all the decks.


Thanks for your support and patience. 


Fabien www.mrcup-shop.com

Production update and final quantities
5 months ago – Wed, Jul 07, 2021 at 05:06:46 AM

Hello, members of the Crossed Keys Society! 


Hope you are fine and safe in your part of the world. I wanted to get the first photos of the printing plates before sending this update but I do not have them ready yet. It is hard to found the right timetable for that because with 6 tuck cases to print, with 2 foils, 1 print, 1 embossing it means we need to make 30 plates! But it is coming soon. 


On the other end, a lot of you asked about how many units I will produce. So here comes the final combination of tuck cases, cards colors, and other details.


And here are the details for the White edition. They will be more limited and numbered. 


Hope this makes it easier for you to see all the details of this very ambitious project. 


Updated Timetable

Here is, for today, the planning :

July/August: making of the printing plates, order the paper, printing the tuck case. 

August: sending the tuck cases to Noir Arts

August/September: Noir Arts printing the cards and finish production.

October/November: Decks travel from Noir Arts to me and as soon as we have them, we start shipping. 


Another project?

Yes, now everything is in the hands of printers, I can launch a project I have in mind for a long time. My first idea was to prints but I will finally do a book too. Hope you will like this new project. 


Mr Cup shop Summer sale

If you do not know my shop, it is the best moment to take a look: you can get 20% off if your order is over 30€. The metal dice for the previous Ephemerid project are now available too.


Visit the mrcup-shop.com


Thanks for your support.


Fabien www.mr-cup.com