Anderson Entertainment has detailed a new collaboration with the surface pattern designer and illustrator Gail Myerscough that will witness the launch of a limited edition set of mugs and coasters bearing designs inspired by shows created Gerry Anderson.
The designs were commissioned by Jamie Anderson, MD of Anderson Entertainment and son of Gerry Anderson, who was impressed by a design inspired by control panels seen in shows like Thunderbirds. Each of the bone china mugs are hand finished at James Dean Pottery in Kent.
The mugs and coasters will be sold exclusively through Anderson Entertainment’s successful e-commerce site, the Gerry Anderson Store, which boasts an expanding list both of licensee-supplied product and new items developed and created by Anderson Entertainment. They will be available from the beginning of April.
The core market for the mugs is expected to be Gerry Anderson fans and gift buyers of all ages, along with lovers of stylish, unusual homeware.
Gail Myerscough said: “I take my inspiration from mid-century design and modernist architecture and I grew up watching Gerry Anderson shows, so bringing all these interests together in these designs has been a real pleasure for me. Anderson Entertainment has been a delight to work with and I’m looking forward to more collaborations in the near future.”
Jamie Anderson, MD of Anderson Entertainment, added: “Gail is a creative and versatile designer with a new and fresh way of looking at the Anderson classics which at the same time captures the essence of their appeal. These, stylish, original and fun mugs and coasters are an integral part of our ongoing plans for an expanded offering from the Gerry Anderson Store to meet growing demand. It’s going to be a very busy 2021.”