The Mustache Cup

Submitted by Mooshe June 10th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

There’s not much to say about this, except this is my favorite type of nightmare. Sometimes I talk a lot of jive about being inspired by 70s cartooning, and then I find something like this and realize I could never made anything so genuinely weird and disconcerting.

The conversation with the Goodwill clerk ended with her saying, “I guess I like it so much because it’s so ugly.”


This is another large object. There is a lot of clay stuck on here. It is awkward and heavy and I’m taking bets whether the nose or tongue breaks first.

One Response to “The Mustache Cup”

  1. Allee Willis

    This is, of course, klassic kitsch though it’s beyond me how this style of ceramics took off. Soooooo ugly but so very popular.

    I had one cup very similar when I was in college. I ended up not using it much as I’m so aware of aesthetics it actually changed the taste of the drink.

    I would’ve said the nose would break first until I saw the profile of the cup. It’s a toss up with the tongue.