On July 27, 2019, Baltimore City was publicly referred to as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess." Chase Street A&E created an original design in response that experienced significant media coverage and popularity, but we felt like there was a broader message missing.
This new "rat-invested Baltimore" stainless steel mug design represents our standing response to criticism of Baltimore City. We're emphasizing the energy and love that the community has invested in the city. We Baltimoreans acknowledge our shortcomings and strive to build and improve where we can, but this city is worth the investment.