Pirates Wreak Havoc On Calamityware’s Newest Dinner Plate Design


Don Moyer’s Calamityware Dinner Plates have been one of the more successful ongoing projects on Kickstarter. To those unfamiliar, he, basically, creates dinner plates that depict illustrations of various calamities, so you can feast on imaginary disasters and celebrate the seeming lack of such hazards in your life. Or something like that.

To date, the artist has successfully funded Calamityware projects that depict a flying monkey, a giant robot, voracious sea monster, and a UFO invasion. This time around, pirates will be the stars of the show, unleashing the brand of havoc only seafaring freebooters can inflict on a hapless town.


Like the rest of Calamityware’s lineup, the Series 5 Plate will feature ornate illustrations, with the band of pirates joined by a rich assortment of plants, animals, and architectural structures, along with the innocent victims of their marauding, all cast inside a fancy border. The image will be printed on a 10.5-inch white porcelain plate, which you can use either as décor (seriously, it’s pretty enough to put up on display) or as actual dinnerware (it’s food-safe, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe). Unlike the previous plates, which are produced using on-glaze technique, this one (along with future plates) will be in-glaze, which means the image will be smoothly integrated into the surface of the plate, rather than slightly raised, making for an even more attractive collectible.

The Calamityware Dinner Plate 5 is now taking preorders on Kickstarter. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $39. Those who want to order previous plate designs in the collection can hit up Calamityware’s website, where they sell for $42 apiece.