Drinking a cup of tea or coffee may never be the same again for African Americans if Chicago Entrepreneurs, Walter and Jeanine Logan, achieve their IndieGogo campaign goal to fund their idea for some artistic face molded mugs of Iconic Black Heroes.
Black As a Mug is the dopest (I say dope, a lot) thing I have seen all year. Yeah, we have mugs with catchy statements that wash off after you've forgotten they are not dishwasher friendly, but nothing quite compares to drinking rich Colombian coffee out President Obama's dome! That's sure to piss off someone at the staff meeting that could have been an email and earn a head-nod from your only Black co-worker from down the hall. I am already putting in my bid for an Assta Shakur mug!
Dubbed Black As A Mug, these ceramic mugs are sure to be collector's items as they are exact replicas of freedom fighters and civil rights activists. These mugs stand to "represent the culture"! These beautifully crafted mugs not only celebrate black history; they inspire pride, hope courage.
The Logans are seeking to raise $20,000, but so far they have only received 7% of the amount. With just a month to go before the campaign ends, they are seeking all the support they can get. Donations start at $25, which will entitle you to any mug of their choice!
Learn more about how this dynamic couple is using art as activism, practicing cooperative economics and celebrating our Blackness:
MRTV: You and your wife are both artists, tell me a little about your background?
W & J Logan: Yes, my wife and I are artists. I do mainly digital art and she works more with her hands creating quilts, jewelry, and clothing. She's also an herbalist. We're always creating something.
MRTV: Where you two always artivists (artist + actvist)?
W & J Logan: Absolutely! Our artwork is always created to invoke a feeling that travels deeper than the surface. Our individual as well as collective