We want a design for a mug that displays the sarcastic phrase: "That was a fantastic meeting." The design will be 9" x 3.8" and will be printed on a high quality, white 15oz coffee mug.
Some design elements that interest us: classic/upscale wallpaper, paisley designs, geometric lines, infographics, layered patterns, mosaics, art deco patterns, etc. See attached for some examples.
The design should 'fill out' the full space of the mug (dimensions above) and should have elements that wrap around the mug. The font should be clearly legible but can be incorporated into the background pattern itself.
We do not want any characters that would make the design appeal to specific interests (cats, dogs, zombies, skeletons, etc).
Colors: We want the design to have a mature and modern color palette. See some sample designs attached. The use of black and white is definitely ok as a base but not required. Some colors that I don't think would work are pastels (Like easter egg paints, too kid-oriented) and the combination of Teal+purple (too dated).
We want to make sure the design itself is a work of art. I am happy to discuss ideas or review sketches/concepts in order to work towards something more defined.
A template for the design is attached. NOTE: The glasses and mustache character should not be used as a design elements. This is simply for illustration only. This template is from theprintful.com.
This design is for the first in a series of mugs.