A mug celebrating the Year of the Ox by Jeff Dayu Shi. [Photo/Courtesy of Dragonfly Design Center in Beijing]

Many lovers of art works were given a pleasant surprise at the beginning of the year. Jeff Dayu Shi, an internationally renowned designer, has created a mug celebrating the Year of the Ox of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which starts on Feb 12.

As a matter of fact, the novelty Zodiac Ox Mug has the rich connotation of being away from disasters and COVID-19, they say.

The Zodiac Ox Mug is Shi’s 11th release of the Chinese Zodiac mug series. He also has designed mugs for the Chinese years of the rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, monkey, goat, rooster, dog, pig and rat.