Coffee stains have been known to ruin perfectly good tables, and some of the doodles we worked on so hard at that staff meeting. However, sometimes the ring stains are purposely placed on paper, and used for actual works of art.
Coffee Stain Motorcycles is a series by illustrator Carter Asmann. Coffee stain rings act as wheels, while the motorcycle is then carefully illustrated around them. Try a few of your own at that next boring meeting… or you can just check out more works by Asmann here.
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.
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?
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.