Tomoko Shintani Incorporates Starbucks Mugs in Her Whimsical Drawings

By: Nikki Taylor - Published: Nov 5, 2012 • References: facebook and designtaxi
Avid Starbucks java drinkers might want to follow the example of artist Tomoko Shintani and save their empty cups to create works of art.

The Japanese artist illustrates fanciful drawings on paper that link up to the doodles that decorate the surfaces of the white and green coffee cups. This makes the drawings stand out as 3D entities. The images Shintani portrays follow an adorable little girl and her animal friends as they go through various adventures. They are depicted sitting down reading a book, riding a teacup hot air balloon and painting.

The Starbucks coffee illustrations by Tomoko Shintani mix a love of steamy brewed coffee with a creatively passionate appreciation for art.