Extraordinary Coffee Art Uses The Drink, The Beans, and The Brewed Grounds

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We’ve certainly seen our share of coffee art lately. However, Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar is using his morning brew in all of its forms.

Whether it’s in liquid form, or using just-brewed beans, Ghidaq creates beautiful paintings and sculptures, not wasting any part of the brewing process. The project is appropriately tagged #zerowastecoffee, and you can see more of the project at Coffeetopia on Instagram.

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[link, via Mental Floss]

A Series of Guy Fieri As An Adorably Creepy Renaissance Baby

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If you’ve ever watched Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, or one of Guy Fieri’s other very loud TV shows, and thought, “That guy looks just like a creepy Renaissance cherub,” you’re not alone.

Buzzfeed has, and recently had the wherewithal to insert Guy into several Renaissance paintings. As if the infants depicted in this art period couldn’t get any more frightening, the frost-headed Fieri actually fits in rather seamlessly.

Apologies in advance for the nightmares tonight…

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Spilled Coffee Art Is A Wonderful Accident

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When you spill your coffee… Does it just look like, you know, a spill?

It’s OK, we can’t all be artists like Giulia Bernardelli, who sees spilled coffee as an opportunity. The best part is, her coffee paintings are done spontaneously, meaning that Giulia does not plan these ahead of time, and uses whatever means are available to draw with.

See more below and over at Instagram.

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[link, via Bored Panda]

Artist Creates Beautiful Paintings With Coffee

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There is little that coffee cannot do. It makes mornings tolerable, gives people an excuse to pretend to be busy at Starbucks, and it occasionally acts as a perfectly acceptable art medium.

Artist Maria A. Aristidou knows how to use coffee to its full potential, creating beautiful works of art with nothing more than brewed coffee and a brush set.

The result is spot-on pop culture characters, with their shadows and highlights determined by the amount of coffee used. Check out more of Aristidou’s work over at Instagram.

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[link, via Geeks Are Sexy]

Fast Food and Junk Food Photographed As Renaissance Paintings

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It takes quite a bit to make fast food aesthetically-pleasing. Luckily, there was a little something called the Renaissance, which could help make anything from creepy man-babies to sub-par cheeseburgers look good.

Photographer Rebecca Rütten has taken advantage of the art movement, and has prettied-up some fast food with Contemporary Pieces. The photography series, inspired by the look of Renaissance paintings, poses a few still-lifes and cloaked subjects holding fast food.

Thankfully, there’s no man-babies eating McNuggets.

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[link, via Junk Culture]