For American Artist Appreciation Month, Celebrate Portland Talent

For American Artist Appreciation Month, Celebrate Portland Talent

Aug 12, 2016

August is American Artist Appreciation Month. Some may celebrate it by focusing on the classics, such as Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andy Warhol. Others may...

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Book-lovin', all day, every day

Book-lovin', all day, every day

Aug 09, 2016

Here’s a funny thing about theme days on the calendar: most of us don’t know about them. There’s a Watermelon Day, Left Handers Day, even...

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Raise a Glass the French Way

Raise a Glass the French Way

Jul 27, 2016

When’s the last time you grabbed a quick drink in France? Was it a lovely glass of wine or a fun cocktail? Personally, when I...

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See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

Jul 27, 2016

Ever wondered how other countries view American cities? Thanks to this article by French newspaper Le Monde featuring Overcup author Matt Wagner, you can see for...

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The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

Jul 21, 2016

Summer is the season of music festivals, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from—not only in the States but all over the...

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Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Jul 17, 2016

As if we needed another reason to eat delicious ice cream, it’s National Ice Cream Day! Whether you love classic vanilla and chocolate, or are...

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Celebrate Bastille Day the Best Way: With French Art and Wine!

Celebrate Bastille Day the Best Way: With French Art and Wine!

Jul 12, 2016

Thursday, July 14th, is Bastille Day, the French national holiday celebrating the Storming of the Bastille—a pivotal event in the French Revolution of 1789. This...

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How to Celebrate Bastille Day This Side of the Atlantic

How to Celebrate Bastille Day This Side of the Atlantic

Jul 11, 2016

"Prise de la Bastille" (Storming of the Bastille) by Jean-Pierre Houël (Public domain courtesy of the National Library of France via Wikimedia Commons) On July...

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How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Geodesic Dome Cake

How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Geodesic Dome Cake

Jul 08, 2016

Buckminster Fuller was born on July 12, 1895, and died July 1, 1983, so whenever July rolls around we’re inspired to celebrate his life and...

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For the First Time... Paris! Hellion's Third Ema Show This Year

For the First Time... Paris! Hellion's Third Ema Show This Year

Jul 07, 2016

If you love Japanese culture, creative rebirth of tradition, or art in general, you’d be fascinated by Matt Wagner’s annual Ema show. The Portland-based curator...

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Maryanna Hoggatt - Exclusive Look at an Artist's One-of-a-kind Animal Army

Maryanna Hoggatt - Exclusive Look at an Artist's One-of-a-kind Animal Army

Jun 30, 2016

Hello friends, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere and the unusual weather has left us in a state of perplexity; last week the highs were...

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We’ve Picked a Winner!

We’ve Picked a Winner!

Jun 18, 2016

May was national Get Caught Reading month, and Overcup Press celebrated in style! We held a social media contest to see who had the chops to...

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No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

No Need to Panic! Get Dad a Gift He’ll Love

Jun 16, 2016

Father’s Day wasn’t declared an official nationwide holiday until 1972, which is 58 years after Mother’s Day found a spot on our calendars. So, unless you’ve...

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An Ode to Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Bathroom

An Ode to Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Bathroom

Jun 14, 2016

Buckminster Fuller in Manhattan (c. 1931) As Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller told it, in 1927 he stood on the banks of Lake Michigan contemplating ending...

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Overcup Titles Earn TWO PubWest 2016 Awards!

Overcup Titles Earn TWO PubWest 2016 Awards!

Jun 10, 2016

Congratulations are in order for overcup Press designers Alan Dubinsky and Cole Gerst, along with authors Naoshi and Niki Ganong!  This week, the Publishers Association...

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Artist Zach Johnsen Explores Surreal Folklore at Hellion Gallery

Artist Zach Johnsen Explores Surreal Folklore at Hellion Gallery

Jun 08, 2016

Portland was in for a treat at First Thursday! On June 2nd Zach Johnsen, one of the featured artists in The Tall Trees of Portland,...

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The Best Day Ever! National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

The Best Day Ever! National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Jun 07, 2016

Today (June 7th) is one of the greatest days on the calendar each summer - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.  When you publish a book...

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"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

Jun 06, 2016

We at Overcup Press get (understandably) attached to the books we put out. Since publishing Matt Wagner’s Tall Trees of Portland, a luxurious art book...

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The Life Aquatic: We Spotlight Bucky's Astounding Submarisle

The Life Aquatic: We Spotlight Bucky's Astounding Submarisle

Jun 02, 2016

You may have thought today was an ordinary day. Little did you know, something extraordinary happened 57 years ago: a man with a dream took...

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3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

3 Absolutely Outstanding Cafes to Visit in Paris

Jun 02, 2016

Cafés have always been bastions of egalitarianism in Parisian culture—spaces accessible to all for a small fee. But because many of those most frequented by...

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Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

Celebrate World Environment Day with Buckminster Fuller

Jun 02, 2016

On June 5th we’ll be celebrating World Environment Day. It’s the United Nations most important day to encourage worldwide awareness of environmental protection. It’s only...

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Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in France

Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in France

May 26, 2016

This Sunday is May 29th.  So, Happy Mother’s Day! Wait, before panic and doubt set in, and you begin to question if you did indeed...

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Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

Happy Birthday to Us! Overcup Press Turns Six

May 25, 2016

Break out the bubbly, because it’s our birthday! May 17, 2010 marked the day Overcup became an official press! And what better way to celebrate...

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Buckminster Fuller: Free Verse Poet of Geometry

Buckminster Fuller: Free Verse Poet of Geometry

May 19, 2016

In 1975, when Buckminster Fuller was almost eighty, he gave a series of lectures on his life’s work. These talks span over forty hours and...

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