Artists, how many times have you almost ingested your gunky paint water thinking it was your afternoon tea? It’s an unwelcome surprise, but one that doesn’t have to happen anymore—thanks to illustrator Hallie Bateman. She’s created a handy set of mugs labeled “paint water” and “not paint water” so that you’ll never make the mistake again.
Bateman’s funny coffee mugs prove that sometimes, art imitates life. “I created these mugs,” she tells My Modern Met, “after years of absent-mindedly sipping paint water and dipping my brush in my coffee.” It can even happen to the pros, so artists of all skill levels are sure to find these ceramic cups helpful.
The Paint Water / Not Paint Water mugs come in a set of two and hold a standard 11 ounces of liquid. Each has a tapered tip with a V-shaped handle design, making them a stylish variation on the conventional coffee cup. They are now available through the My Modern Met Store.