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T-C-B-W Mugs: Perfectionism

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T-C-B-W Mugs: Perfectionism

Pursuing perfection. The first prototype of the Things-Could-Be-Worse Mug were almost perfect. But there were a few tiny refinements I wanted to make. Even though it required extra time, I’m glad I decided to chase perfection. I hope you agree.
The biggest problem with the first prototype was the flying saucers. I had made the line weights of the original drawing a little too light—too delicate. They needed more oomph. Last week, the second prototype arrived and it’s perfect. I’m delighted that I chose to make those details stronger.

Almost perfect (left) and perfect (right).

 While I refined the artwork, I tweaked a few other details to nudge the design toward perfection. Since some of these mugs may still be around in a hundred years, it seems right to shoot for perfection.

Production is underway at the Kristoff workshop. Our goal is to load mugs on a ship before the end of September. Initially, I expected to get mugs to my sponsors early in November. We might be able to do better than that.


Comments on this post (3)

  • Jul 05, 2020

    I just read Eileen Erway’s comment. I would love a set of Flying Monkey mugs too. if you decide to try them I bet they would be a big hit.

    — carol Blum

  • Jun 22, 2020

    Calamityware is new to me and I gaze with longing at plates and bowls and serving sets… but I can afford the mugs and was really hoping to get a set of flying monkey mugs. Have you ever produced flying monkey mugs? Any chance of a secondary market? Any chance of future production of flying monkey mugs? Flying monkey mugs just rolls off your tongue. What better mug material could you ask for?
    Most sincerely,

    — Eileen Erway

  • Feb 16, 2017

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these mugs!!!!!!!!

    — Gaye Pietrocola

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