BrunchCity, Miniature Cities Placed On The Foods That Best Represent Them

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Brought to us by illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G.Portoles, BrunchCity is a fun project that places a miniature illustrated version of a city atop a food that best represents it.

A beautiful miniature Tokyo sits on a roll of sushi, while a croissant creates an appropriate landscape for Paris.

The project is the result of a few things that the duo enjoys the most… food, travelling, illustrations, photos and creativity. Check out the series below and over at BrunchCity to see if your favorite city received the food treatment.

New York City

New York City

Tokyo

Tokyo

Paris

Paris

Barcelona

Barcelona

Athens

Athens

Berlin

Berlin

Rome

Rome

Brussels

Brussels

London

London

Dublin

Dublin

Beijing

Beijing

[link, via designtaxi]

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

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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?

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[link, via Laughing Squid]

How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs and Ham

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Most are familiar with the tale of finicky eating and gibberish that is Green Eggs and Ham. However, we’ve rarely been given insight into the creative process of its author, Dr. Seuss.

Lynda Claassen, director of Special Collections & Archives at the University of California San Diego, shares the creative stash of Theodore Geisel — including sketches and color notes to the book’s printer. The collection also includes Seuss’ handwritten notes on phrasing, which he referred to as his ‘bone pile.’

We also find out how the simplistic and rhythmic phrasing of the book was the result of a bet between Geisel and the book’s publisher. Spoiler… Dr. Seuss won that bet.

[via Laughing Squid]

Jurassic Sweet, Dinosaurs As Delicious Desserts

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When dinosaurs ruled dessert… Jurassic Sweet is brought to us by Spanish designer Alejo Malia. The illustration series shows us what it might look like if dinosaurs were combined with sweet desserts.

The T-Rex is made a bit less intimidating after being covered in pink frosting and sprinkles to become Donutsaurus Rex — while the Oreosaurus’ armor is made up of delicious sandwich cookies.

Unfortunately, the sweet dinosaurs were wiped out by hungry dinner guests accompanied by large glasses of milk.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]

Awesome Mom Creates Daily Art on Her Kids’ Lunch Bags

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Going to school is hard… especially if you brown bag it every day. Mother of two Christy Kilgore knows this, and makes sure to create a daily work of art on her kids’ lunch bags to help brighten up their day.

Christy also makes sure to occasionally include an inspiring message along with each illustration. Remember, school, hard.

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[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]