“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”
So said Andy Warhol, the creative genius who took everyday objects such as Coke bottles and boxes of ketchup, called them ‘art’, and left the rest of the world to mull pensively over their aesthetic significance. Much of Warhol’s brilliance lay in his ability to see what others didn’t: his discerning eye for the profound beauty in everyday objects and designs.
Enter the McDonalds Christmas Arse Cup: the single greatest gift we could hope to receive this festive season, courtesy of one reckless graphic designer and a handful of Warholian imitators.
For the uncultured buffoons among you asking: “What in good heavens is the Christmas Arse Cup?” allow me to educate you. Last week, Maccas released a line of limited edition festive-themed McCafe coffee cups, sporting the cute white silhouette of a pair of mittens on the side. One eagle-eyed punter then took the courtesy of drawing some small, seemingly innocuous hands onto the image and… voila!
— IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) December 11, 2016
But this isn’t even its final form.
Great art is always evolving, and one masterful innovator has gone and taken things up a notch. With the addition of one subtle feature, this genius managed to turn the McDonalds Christmas Arse Cup into an interactive art installation.
That a person could manage to bastardise something as impossibly inoffensive as fucking mittens in this way is impressive enough. Add to that the ‘Warmest Greetings’ slogan, labelled neatly across what is now the arsehole of the image, and the result is simply magnifiqué.
Merry Christmas, my fellow aesthetes! Warmest greetings everyone!
Feature image: Distractify