A Detailed Map of Middle Earth Drawn on A Starbucks Coffee Cup


Besides providing a place for their ubiquitous mermaid logo, an ingredient checklist, and your name spelled wrong, Starbuck’s coffee cups are a great blank canvas to create art.

However, we’ve never seen cartography involved in Starbucks cup art — which makes this detailed map of Middle Earth from The Lord of The Rings that much more impressive. Even better, it was left behind by the unknown artist for a Starbucks barista to find.

As far as we know, all the map points are spelled correctly. Can any Hobbits out there confirm this?



[link, via Laughing Squid]

Mother Makes Sunny-Side-Up Egg Art For Her Kids’ Breakfasts


In most homes, you get one choice for eggs… scrambled. And, they’re never made into awesome food art.

Hong Kong-based mom, Anne Widya, is here to change that. Although her kids’ eggs are also made just one way, they’re the far superior sunny-side-up. And, rather than placing one egg alone on a plate, the egg is accompanied by a work of art. Scrambled eggs can’t do that.




[link, via Laughing Squid]

A Volkswagen Covered in Popcorn


Ditch the fancy paint job and consider covering your ride with fluffy popcorn. That’s what a few art students from The Braunschweig University of Art were recently thinking, when they covered a Volkswagen with popcorn.

Whether the car has completely been consumed by birds yet, we’re not sure, but each kernel was adhered to the VW with hot glue gun. It just needs a buttering every few months.



[link, via MAKE]

Juice Exhibit Pokes Fun At Contemporary Lifestyles


As if eight-dollar, Helvetica-laden bottles of juice weren’t easy enough to make fun of, artist Josh Kline has taken it a step further.

Officially-titled Skittles, Kline’s art installation is an industrial refrigerator stocked with juice bottles. But rather than ingredients that are macro, organic, and the such — these bottles are a commentary on contemporary lifestyles.

A bottle of Nightlife, for instance, contains Coke Zero, octopus ink, Raid, Davidoff Cool Water, and bath salts. Based in Manhattan, there’s also some shade to be thrown at Brooklyn, with Williamsburg Juice containing credit card, American Apparel, kale chips, kombucha, microbrew, quinoa, and agave.

Skittles was part of Archeo outdoor exhibit, appearing at the High Line in Manhattan.

“Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.”






[link, via Junk Culture]

Discarded Coffee Cups Turned Into Awesome Works of Typography


Artist Rob Draper creates awesome illustrations on everyday objects. Coffee Time focuses on turning disposable and discarded coffee cups into typographical works of art.

The best part, considering that these are words applied to a coffee cup, Draper spells everything correctly. See more of his art here.







[link, via designtaxi]