Calamityware's Porcelain Dinosaur Platter Looks Like Fine China
Everybody real adult needs some good porcelain in the back of the cabinet to bust out when you're entertaining company, right? And what's more grown-up than freaking dinosaurs? Combine the trappings of adulthood with the sheer delight of childhood with the Calamityware Gang’s-All-Here porcelain platter.
If this is ringing a bell, you might be remembering Calamityware's earlier products, like the Things-Could-Be-Worse mug from 2015, which features, among other calamities, images of giant frogs, pterodactyls, bigfoot invasions, spiky blob monsters, robot takeovers, and zombie poodles. It's a much more involved version of the apocalypse than the Gang’s-All-Here porcelain platter, which is just a good old-fashioned, Jurassic Park-style calamity: super deadly but also kind of adorable dinosaurs running amok.
Calamityware was created by Don Moyer, a self-proclaimed "retired graphic designer who now has the freedom to squander my days on self-inflicted projects." This particular series started when he drew a Willow pattern plate, added a pterodactyl in the sky for kicks and giggles, and posted it to Flickr, where people started asking him to make a real plate of it. That was his first Kickstarter. Now, with the Gang's-All-Here platter, he's on his thirty-second Kickstarter. You can see all of his projects here. They include, among other Calamityware projects, similarly silly riffs on classic bandana patterns, silk patterns, and more.
Pledge $56 to get your platter this April. It's already almost quintupled its $5000 goal. Of course, your dinosaur platter is going to look a little out of place if you pair it with plain white Ikea plates or something. Pair it with other items from the full Calamityware collection, which include all kinds of different dinner plates (many of which are on sale right now), bowls, and mugs.
To see more of Moyer's "self-inflicted projects" (without dropping hundreds of dollars on dinner plates), check out his totally delightful Flickr feed.