I’ve been working on these designs for a few different versions now. I wanted to create a really complex design for a relatively simple day to day object – a coffee mug.
The idea was actually from looking at old pottery from China – the big vases that have really detailed hand painted prints of stories in a blue glaze. I still might do something similar to a vase as it would look completely out of place to have graffiti design on it.
Difficult to get a good design on a mug as you only ever see a section of the mug towards you. So I decided to just blow it up as big as I could and tilt each design so that you get a majority of the design on the edges of the print.