Why Python Developers Deserve Their Own Line Of Coffee Mugs

At Nerdlettering we create unique accessories for software developers by applying the art of hand lettering—creating beautiful typography with shapes and flourishes—with desk accessories like coffee and tea mugs. We believe this is a great combination.

Programming is not only a craft but also an art form.

We know that especially Python developers share this point of view: I’m Dan, one of the founders of Nerdlettering and I’m a Python developer by profession and passion.

Python is unique among programming languages because it makes writing beautiful code part of its core philosophy, called The Zen of Python. Here’s an excerpt with the first few lines:

Beautiful is better than ugly.

Explicit is better than implicit.

Simple is better than complex.

Complex is better than complicated.

Flat is better than nested.

Sparse is better than dense.

Readability counts.


We wanted to reflect these principles in our coffee mug designs. Hand lettering as an art form shares many of the principles in the Zen of Python, and so it became a natural match for us to create our Python coffee mug designs.

For each design we actually implemented we experimented with, discussed, and eventually discarded 10-20 other ones that didn’t make it past the filter.

As a Python developer you deserve a coffee mug that makes you smile when you sit down to work at your computer.

Pythonistas love their coffee and we want to make sure you’ll always have a great start into the day with our quality coffee and tea mugs.

Our goal was to bring Python coders some uniquely beautiful and witty designs that will delight you every morning.

These are some of our current designs you might enjoy:

>> Click here to see all of our Python mugs

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