Before creating and designing this mugs, I had a meeting with the family members that wished to have their names typographically created. I wanted to understand their personalities and apply it to the typography. Also, in order to design their name it was important to understand their connection to the matriarch.
Flat vs. Cylinder
I embraced the cylinder and realized that by being circular, it was creating the form of a big warm hug.
This matriarch was loved by many and embraced her loved ones fully. I wanted to wrap their names around the mug, encasing it, creating a full circle.
The family responded positively on the designs. They believed that their names would never be called again and having a mug they can drink from every day with that special name given by the matriarch was extremely touching to them.