South African Artist Illustrates Pop Culture Mugs

Sonelle van der Merwe is a designer and illustrator from South Africa and the creator of this series of illustrations that show mugs inspired by pop culture.

“I’m inspired by pop culture and the many symbols and icons in our day-to-day lives,” she wrote. “For me, the design should enhance the mundane, and what could be more ordinary than something most of us hold in our hands every day – the humble coffee mug? I’ve combined form, function, and a good dose of crazy to bring these to life.”

See more of her work on her Instagram.