Kraken’s Toast, An Original Mug Design By Brian Kesinger, Previewed
Tikiland Trading Co. has teamed up with another highly talented artist for the design of their next ceramic tiki mug, Kraken’s Toast. Brian Kesinger is a story artist at Walt Disney animation studios. His mug design depicts a Kraken tentacle wrapped around a rum barrel.
Kraken’s Toast is being 3D sculpted by THOR. The waves on the sculpted version are more exaggerated and are raised higher, likely to help reduce undercuts from the final mug design. The mug may or may not come with the decrepit sail swizzle stick depicted in the design illustration by Brian.
Tikiland Trading Co. describes the story behind their latest mug design as “Legend speaks of a monstrous creature who lurks in the depths of the sea. For centuries this beast has haunted many a sailor’s nightmares but we now know that it’s just been misunderstood. The ocean can be a solitary place and the Mighty Kraken just wants somebody to share a drink with! The problem is; it’s a little clingy. His quest for companionship is often misconstrued as nothing more than vicious attacks.”
The mug is not yet available for preorder or sale, but you can sign up for notifications on the official Tikiland Trading Co. website.