Friday, February 8, 2013

New Mug Inspired By George Harrison Song "Give Me Love"

"Give Me Love" by Kathryn Milillo
If you're a member of VPR, there's a good chance that you have at least one of our artist mugs in your cupboard. For more than 20 years, we've offered a specially-designed mug by a Vermont artist during our membership drives.

The VPR Artist Mug series is an institution in and of itself. There's an entire wall dedicated to the collection here at VPR HQ. Heck, we've even sent the entire gallery of mugs around the state for display. Each mug has its own personality thanks to great Vermont artists like Ed Koren, Sabra Field, Harry Bliss, Stephen Huneck, and many, many more. You can peruse the entire collection on our website.

For the 2013 winter membership drive, we are lucky enough to have a great new mug thanks to Proctor artist Kathryn Milillo. Kathy finds inspiration for her work in music. The art that she contributed to our new mug is titled, "Give Me Love," inspired by the George Harrison song of the same name. Check out more of Kathy's work on her website.

We offer these special mugs as an incentive for listeners to support VPR during membership drives. It's not unusual for us to receive 1,600 or more requests for a mug during a drive. With a pledge of $90 or more, you can request a mug and we'll pop it in the mail to you as soon as possible. 

Here's a short video clip containing some of my favorite VPR artist mug designs:

What do you think of the new mug? What's your favorite mug from the collection? As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts...

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