Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gravy sheets / black sheets of gravy

I can't believe my Guns 'N Roses review hasn't been picked up by a major website or news source. Apparently quality journalism is dead and we all bear its heavy pall.

I've been working on some mug designs for a friend today and I produced one that looked great until I saw the pouring coffee as a giant tongue and couldn't subsequently unsee it.

11 comments:

John said...

Perhaps you could have the last trickle dripping out of the mug instead of that steady stream. A few drops wouldn't look like a tongue.

Stephen said...

You should make the tongue more prominent, maybe longer. The caption could be "Not a Mellow Bird".

Cédric said...

Actually, as a professional music blogger (I say that with pride but it doesn't really count, blogs are for wusses and, worse, I'm French) I had to write my review of the Chinese Democracy leak today and really tried hard to resist the temptation to lift heavy blocks from your review, wich was really impressive and amazingly on point. i actually might have done some unconscious lifting, though.

About your mug design, it's true that you can't unsee the tongue. John's "drops" solution seems good to my trans-channel ears, but who am I to write that, I probably just made a fool of myself with my bad english.

Cédric said...

Also, I would totally buy mugs for you, even though the packing might be more problematic for you than it is for shirts, books and other printed things. Can you do soft mugs ? Has anyone invented such a thing ?

Maryjo said...

I agree about the black tongue problem, but strongly recommend you consider selling mugs of some sort. I have a mug "problem" myself and would likely buy several (or sets if they were available). I paid far too much on ebay once for an unoffical futurama mug & would gladly do the same to support you.

Jay said...

Ambiguities notwithstanding, I do like the design. On an off-white mug it would be wonderful.

John A said...

The design I used was a lot more insane than that one, I'll post it when the mugs are available. It is lunacy.

Sparkles F said...

That giant tongue is lunacy.
Also, her position is vaguely pornographic. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but it is.

gordon said...

Is it coffee or gravy?

My girlfriend will drink gravy like that, and it's wrong.

Jenny said...

There's something about a woman who's in a *yoga* pose while so whacked out on caffeine that she must lick the bottom of the cup that just tickles me pink. And reminds me of my high school years.

Zoe said...

I want this mug. It is a perfect encapsulation of my worshipful relations with caffiene.