This is wonderful, a literary cult classic for your kitchen. Or the A Clockwork Orange mug if you prefer.
Of course, you know the style. This is based on one of the most recognisable book covers around. That book is A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, later turned into the ultimate cult movie by Stanley Kubrick.
But the design of this mug is based on the book cover that appeared just after the movie was released in 1971. David Pelham has taken on the role of fiction art director at Penguin and with the movie at the cinemas – at least for a short time – Penguin brought the original fiction back to the shelves with an all-new cover.
Due to the original designer not meeting the deadline, Pelham was forced to do the design himself pretty much overnight, creating the much-loved cover with the cog for an eye, a nod to both the ‘Clockwork’ aspect of the movie and featuring the main character Alex too, who you may recall has his eyes pinned back in similar fashion.
It is exclusive to Firebox and even better, it has just had a significant price cut. The mug is based on the cover, right down to the bowler hat for the lid. Not sure how practical that is, but it looks great.
Want one? That price is now down to £9.35 from the original £16.99.