By Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Here’s to Kickstarter, which keeps giving me items to talk about every week. It has a lot of Lovecraft projects looking for funding, and most of them seem to be doing quite well. This week, I present the Cthulhu Tiki Mug. Your Polynesian-themed party desperately needs one of these! It also makes sense, considering all that talk about tainted islanders mingling with the people of Innsmouth and all that jazz.
The tiki mugs will come in a solid green glaze. Depending on the donor level, you can obtain assorted ephemera, coasters and matchbooks, all Tiki-inspired.
Here’s the story of how the project came to be:
The Horror in Clay was conceived by Jonathan “Atari” Chaffin, an Atlanta-area graphic designer who has lived with this project every day for about the last year, designing things, researching typefaces, (all the type for all the artifacts is historically accurate, or close), and running down production costs etc. He did things that didn’t even make it into the project (The Horror in Clay skateboard sticker? The Horror In Clay tshirt? Even, help me lord, the Horror In Clay aloha shirt.) jonathanmchaffin.carbonmade.com has a brief overview of his professional work.
That said, it absolutely could not have happened without the talented Kristina Lucas Francis, who brought the mug to glorious, 3D life.
The Kickstarter has 24 days to go and is already fully funded, so head over there and see what this tiki stuff is all about.