Friday, August 3, 2012

Forty Inspiring Artistic Gifts: Mugs

Today I made a selection of some of the most inspiring and personal gifts: mugs! They are great gifts for almost any occasion, age or gender. Mugs on Zazzle can be customized, for instance it is possible to add your own text or photos. To use the full customizing features, choose "customize it", once you found your favorite mug!
I Love Old Tractors-Mug-1920 Frances Brundage: Witch on Sickle Moon Mugs
left: I Love Old Tractors-Mug-1920 by NedHReece
Makes a great gift to your farmer friend.-- Today's tractors are sophisticated machines boasting a host of technologically advanced equipment from on-board computers to satellite navigation systems. designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of intensive modern agriculture, they feature high-capacity hydraulics, sophisticated powershift transmissions and luxury sound-insulated cabs. the latest generation of engines, often fitted with electronic management systems, are bred for both power and fuel efficiency ...
right: Frances Brundage: Witch on Sickle Moon Mugs by vintagechest
Surprise yourself or a friend with a charming vintage Halloween mug featuring a funny witch and her black cat on a sickle moon, painted by the American illustrator Frances Brundage.
Pugs and Kisses Coffee Mug Pink Diamonds Floral Mug
left: Pugs and Kisses Coffee Mug by pugrescuesd
All proceeds go directly to Pug Rescue of San Diego County. Please feel free to customize this any way you want.
right: Pink Diamonds Floral Mug by LaughAtLife
Afternoon coffee sound good? Sit and relax and enjoy using this delightful mug. This is one image from a series of paintings by Artist Maggie Ruth. It is a combination of paint and collage and is enhanced with rhinestones.
Coffee and Cookies Still Life Mug Stones and Rocks Coffee cup Mugs
left: Coffee and Cookies Still Life Mug by LaughAtLife
Afternoon coffee sound good? How about having a cookie? Sit and relax and enjoy using this delightful mug. This is one image from a series of paintings by Artist Maggie Ruth. It is a combination of paint and collage and is enhanced with rhinestones.
right: Stones and Rocks Coffee cup Mugs by Ravengeart
Even stones and rocks have their fair share of appeal. I love the colors, and values on this image. The colors on this coffee cup would make a great set for your indoor or outdoor decor, they're neutral and the image is unique. Photo taken in Etters, Pa. USA.
Blackie the Black Cat Mug Tournee du Chat Noir, Theophile Steinlen Coffee Mug
left: Blackie the Black Cat Mug by twopurringcats
Original fine art design of black cats in different poses by designer Carolyn McFann printed on a quality mug for cat lovers. It is a great Halloween mug too.
right: Tournee du Chat Noir, Theophile Steinlen Coffee Mug by vintagetreasurechest
Ad for Le Chat Noir Cafe, Paris, c.1896 Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 – 1923) was a Swiss artist who became immersed in the avant-garde world of the Chat Noir CafĂ© after moving to Paris’ bohemian Montmartre section. In Paris, he created over 400 Art Nouveau illustrations, as well as advertisements and stylized nightclub posters, which often featured cats.
I'm The Boss Mug Magnolia Flower Watercolor Art - Multi Coffee Mugs
left: I'm The Boss Mug by annescats
"I'm the boss" ... cats rule! :-) A cute and original art mug with cats.
right: Magnolia Flower Watercolor Art - Multi Coffee Mugs by Juderm
Mug with a magnolia flower in watercolor.
papoilas escarlate coffee mug Floral explosion of color coffee mug
left: Papoilas escarlate coffee mug by isabelalfarrobinha
Mug with outstanding floral art design. A great gift for any art lover!
right: Floral explosion of color coffee mug by giftsbonanza
An explosion of brightly colored retro look flowers.
Silver Damask Photo Frame Mug Fantasy Fractal Mug
left: Silver Damask Photo Frame Mug by annevisdesign
Mug with elegant silver damask pattern on a light blue background. You can add your own pictures (place them under the top layer which frames the dog images)
right: Fantasy Fractal Mug by annevisdesign
A beautiful mug with floral fantasy fractal art.
Urban Flower Street Art Mug Colored Pencils Teacher's Personalized Mug
left: Urban Flower Street Art Mug by annevisdesign
A cool mug with fantasy flowers in glass and metal style. A unique art gift!
right: Colored Pencils Teacher's Personalized Mug by MoodsOfMaggie
School's almost here and any teacher you know would love to have their own personalized mug to stay warm this winter. Choose your rim color, too. Christmas will be on us before you know it, these make great teacher's gifts, too! Moods of Maggie thanks you!
Custom Teacher Gift Coffee Mugs Cute Elephants and Retro circles Mug
left: Custom Teacher Gift Coffee Mugs by schoolteacher
This teacher gift, featuring a female teacher standing at the blackboard with a female student, can be personalized with your favorite teacher's name by using our easy-to-use customization tool.
right: Cute Elephants and Retro circles Mug by walstraasart
A cute mug with Polka dots elephants and Retro circles. This product can be customized by adding text.
Best Coffee In Town Mug Keyboard / Piano Keys: Coffee Mugs
left: Best Coffee In Town Mug by sunnysites
Spread the word: the best coffee in town! A cute and charming mug, great to give! (and since you can adjust the text, you can also give it to a hot chocolate lover!)
right: Keyboard / Piano Keys: Coffee Mugs by spiritswitchboard
Artistic design by: Brady Arnold.
Trunk Bay, St John USVI Mug Vintage Alphones Mucha Dance Mugs
left: Trunk Bay, St John USVI Mug by The_Edge_of_Light
The beautiful white sand beach at Trunk Bay on the Caribbean island of St John in the US Virgin Islands. Text is customizable!
right: Vintage Alphones Mucha Dance Mugs by ArtisticFootprints
This Vintage Alphonse Mucha piece called Dance was created in 1898. A truly unique and beautiful piece to add to any collection. Find more Vintage Alphonse Mucha art on many items from stamps and stickers, to cards, poster prints and just so much more!
Bride and Groom Celebrate Mugs Colorful Fractal Flowers Mug
left: Bride and Groom Celebrate Mugs by TheBridalShop
Bride and Groom Celebrate!
right: Colorful Fractal Flowers Mug by annevisdesign
Mug with original fractal flower art in vibrant rainbow colors.
Flock of Flamingos Glass Mug Kingfisher Mug
left: Flock of Flamingos Glass Mug by twopurringcats
Perfect for anything frosty cold or piping hot. See your drink peeking through your photos, images, or text designs. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Makes a unique gift. Get a set of two for you and a friend.
right: Kingfisher Mug by JHThomas
Artistic interpretation of Kingfisher.
Rosinette Absinthe Rose Oxygenee Coffee Mug Beagle #5 coffee mugs
left: Rosinette Absinthe Rose Oxygenee Coffee Mug by vintagetreasurechest
Vintage absinthe poster art Absinthe is a very powerful alcoholic beverage (45%–74% ABV). If you have never tried it but are familiar with drinking in the American South, think white lightning. It was illegal in the US and many European countries beginning about 1915, and remained illegal until the 1990s. Commercial distillation of absinthe in the United States resumed in 2007. It achieved great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. Due in part to its association with bohemian culture, absinthe was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists. Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, and Aleister Crowley were all notorious 'bad men' of that day who were (or were thought to be) devotees of the Green Fairy.
right: Beagle #5 coffee mugs by dawgart
Beagle gear!
Monsters Coffee Mug Candyland 1 (Template) Coffee Mug
left: Monsters Coffee Mug by AmyVangsgard
Monster Fun: Clay monster figures made using polymer clay that is baked in an oven and painted with acrylics. The final product is photographed and digitally enhanced.
right: Candyland 1 (Template) Coffee Mug by _NoAngel
"Candyland" magical fantasy landscape.
Isolation Mug Cupcake Mug
left: Isolation Mug by sandygrafik
Isolated albine princess. Awesome gift for a girl or woman!
right: Cupcake Mug by suncookiez
Cupcakes with pink daisies decorate this coffee mug! The designs are from original art.
pink paisley cupcake mug Romantic Eiffel Tower Butterflies Mug
left: pink paisley cupcake mug by sandygrafik
Pink paisley cupcake: This cute and yummy cupcake will brighten up your day!
right: Romantic Eiffel Tower Butterflies Mug by annevisdesign
Romantic mug with a butterfly bling pattern and a stylized image of the Eiffel Tower.
Just Peachy Coffee Mug By the Seaside Mug
left: Just Peachy Coffee Mug by skellorg
Coffee mug design from "Just Peachy," an Apophysis fractal by Susan Wallace. Copyright © 2008, Susan Wallace. Symmetric design in shades of green, gold and rust; reminiscent of a sliced peach. Full wrap-around design.
right: By the Seaside Mug by strangeling
by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
"By the Seaside"! I love this painting! One of Jasmine's favourite things to do is to walk up and down the beach in Florida and collect seashells. Some she takes home and paint (hence this painting). Here a couple of little faerie girls doing the same - of course the shells are a lot bigger for them to haul than they are for Jasmine! This painting is almost a still life, but in a beach setting - and with faeries (so in otherwords, not much of a still life at all, nevermind). This is Jasmine Becket-Grifffith's own original acrylic painting.
Paris Postmark Coffee Mug Mountain Log Cabin by Sharon Sharpe Mugs
left: Paris Postmark Coffee Mug by TinaChadenDesigns
Eiffel Tower Collage
Tina Chaden's journaling style really shines in this picture of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The vintage letters, stamps and postal marks are combined in this collage to create her signature Destination's look. Tina Chaden's journaling style really shines on this picture mug of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The vintage letters, stamps and postal marks are combined in this collage to create her signature Destination's look.
right: Mountain Log Cabin by Sharon Sharpe Mugs by sharonsharpe
From an original watercolor by Sharon Sharpe.
Flutterbyes 'n Tulips Elegant Wedding Anniversary Mugs California Quail Mug
left: Flutterbyes 'n Tulips Elegant Wedding Anniversary Mugs by AudreyJeanne
This mug makes a wonderful Bridal Shower or Wedding gift, with the Bride and Groom's names and wedding date on it. Designed to coordinate with the Flutterbyes 'n Tulips Wedding Ensemble. This unique, beautiful wedding collection was inspired by victorian collage art, but is made from original watercolor paintings by Audrey Jeanne Roberts. The color band can be customized to your wedding colors - just ask and we'll be happy to make any changes. Pink tulips and Alstrumeria (Peruvian Lilies) gathered from AudreyJeanne's garden and hand painted in watercolors anchor the collection. Antique, vintage etchings, original line drawings of butterflies and dragonflies, swirls and hand painted soft watercolor wash paisley imagery finish out the design elements.
right: California Quail Mug by countrymousestudio
Original Watercolor.
These California Quail are great for the bird, nature or wildlife lover.

Also take a look at previous posts with cool mugs for men and artistic mugs!