Aqua (The Rock Series Mug) an Asia album cover by Rodney Matthews | Rodney Matthews Studios

The Rock Series: Aqua (Asia) mug by Rodney Matthews

Regular price £12.00 GBP Sale

Rodney Matthews Studios is proud to present the "The Rock Series" of mugs, featuring high gloss reproductions of Matthews' iconic album covers.  

This particular mug features the image Aqua, commissioned by prog band Asia in 1991.  Asia approached Matthews requesting suggestions for an album, which at the time had no title.  In the Asia tradition this title had to have an “A” at each end of a single word, so Matthews rummaged through a dictionary and came up with the word "aqua".  Requesting that the image have both a “water” and “spacey” feel, he ensured that most of his subsequent seven preliminary drawings included these two elements.  When the drawings were ready, Geoff Downes and John Payne visited Matthews' studio to decide on the appropriate image.  This was the one they chose.

Additional information:

  • Ceramic white mug with black rim and handle
  • 10oz capacity
  • 8cm (3.1") diameter, 9cm (3.5") high
  • Matching placemats and coasters also available
  • Dishwasher safe (tested to 2000 washes)
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