Wax Museum Bat Ceramic Mug
So scary you can taste it!
Keep your coffee warm and your blood running cold with this mug of the iconic bat from the Isle of Wight attraction responsible for many childhood nightmares; The Brading Waxwork Museum.
It is reproduced with kind permission from the daughter of Samual Albert Richards, the Brading Wax Museum Bat designer.
Samual started his own graphic design company 'Studio-Lith Art' in 1965, and his first job was for Graham Osbourne-Smith to design a logo for his new Wax Museum in Brading.
His daughter, Kay, recalls that they had bats living in the family home's loft, which gave him inspiration for the logo. He wanted the letters to resemble candles melting, and the capital 'M' pointed to look like the bat's eyes.
I spent many family holidays on the Isle of Wight, and the highlight was always a trip to the Brading Wax Museum. I've no doubt that the fear and excitement this legendary place filled me with as a child has contributed to my artistic path and creative style. A place of ghosts, death, horror. If you endured the scene of the swaying cloaked skeleton playing Bach on the organ in the chapel of rest, then you were scarred for life. Kids were tougher in those days.
All profits from the sale of merchandise with the Brading Wax Museum Bat will go to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
- Ceramic 11oz mug
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
- Product safety tests conducted by independent third party laboratories.