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Post a photo of your mug and coaster and we'll guess whose it is.
So here's mine. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ifu60eiko2ml1e8/20141009_103838.jpg?dl=0
can you guess whose this is?
seems very maosm to me
the coaster - i'm not so sure, it would make sense that that too belonged to maosm, the pairing of mugs with coasters belonging to the same person is pretty commonplace in mug-coaster interface, but the styling is a little off, a little too avant-garde to be associated with moasm.
I'm going to guess that the mug is classic moasm, the 2006-2010 period, whereas the coaster is from a lesser know maosm period - 1990-1991, when maosm was still experimenting with coaster styles.
Your expertise could come in handy here.
chadders, you total loser!
we could PM you the link, then we could actually guess?
Then my thread wouldn't actually be stupid.
I have a reputation as a fucking idiot to keep up here.
was going to photoshop (ms paint) a picture of one onto a picture of my desk at work but... http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4454760#r8314417
but he says he's too good for these boards now, cancelled his nuts subscription and went digital
or bring in delicious coffee from home in my flask. What do you want me to verbal, what do you want me to do?
this is what we in the mug and coaster scene would refer to as a classic example of 'Cradock's Cup'.
During recording sessions for Ocean Colour Scene's classic 'The RiverBoat Song', guitarist Steve Cradock would repeatable confuse mugs and cups with other liquid holding vessels (stuff as glasses, bowls, pots, small bins etc) when it was his turn to make the tea or coffee in the recording studio. The band would refer to his mistake as 'Cradock's Cup', and the term quickly spread through the British Indie and Rock Scene, before gaining wider usage after the band recounted this tale to Chris Evans on an episode of TFI Friday in 1997, broadcast to millions across the land.
I'm afraid Laszlo, that there is no mug there, your mug is in fact a flask lid, whilst it can be used as a mug-type object, it really wouldn't pass muster at any of the national 'mug and coaster' conferences, I doubt it would even be accepted at the more forgiving and informal regional meetups. You might be able to scrape it into classifying as a cup, but I think you are still on pretty shaky ground there!
The coaster however! WOW! now there's a thing of beauty!!! I would love to be able to get a better look at that - but to my eye that looks like an original Balonz!!!
Balonz is generally more well know for the balloon persona that swept through online communities in the late period of 2013, a striking piece of adaptive pop art, a neo-warholian amalgamation of millennial fears and desires, but his more personal pieces, in the form of cutting edge coaster design, really cut to the core of who 'Balonz' is. They are very rare and worth a great deal to the Balonz collector. Be warned though that some say the Balonz bubble is due to burst soon, and his popularity in the edges of the coaster community is already starting to fade, with some of the more vocal members calling Balonz 'a prick'.
Au contraire, there is a mug and his name is Balonz / Laszlo / Giles / Ian
Feel pleased that you have directed funds into Tesco's coffers.
given them the 50p extra they neeed