Nothing perks up your day like a hot cup of coffee, especially one with anime latte art.
Inspired by Japanese pop culture, the intricately designed anime latte art pays homage to popular series like One Piece and Kiki's Delivery Service. Though most latte art focuses on larger objects like leaves and swans that manipulate large amounts of foam with a touch of coffee, the anime latte art does the exact opposite.
In order to bring these characters to life, the artist needs to carefully construct the outlines of the faces focusing mostly on the coffee. Despite the shifting liquids, the characters are crisp and defined, revealing a deft hand, which no doubt was a result or relentless practice. The talented latte artist may even make Miyazaki Hayao proud of this Kiki replica.
Anime Latte Art Pays Homage to Popular Characters Like Luffy and Kiki
Elise Ying-Hei Ho — October 19, 2012 — Pop Culture