Korean Artist Turns Coffee Cups into Small Works of Art

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A simple coffee cup made of cardboard is converted into a work of art in the hands of South Korean artist Soo Min Kim. The young artist uses the white Starbucks cup as a canvas and modifies the green logo of the brand’s famous mermaid, who becomes different characters: from one of the Beatles on the famous cover of Abbey Road to the South Korean rapper PSY, Jason Bourne, or Deadpool.

Soo Min Kim – who describes himself as an “artist in the cardboard cupsโ€ – not only shares photographs of the finished artworks but also shoots videos where his work process is shown in detail. With a white paint, he erases part of the logo of the famous cafeteria and then, he takes a green pen, a paper cutter and a pair of scissors, and using the face of the mermaid as a base, transforms it into instantly recognizable characters.

So, next time you are served a drink in a plastic or cardboard cup, feel lucky because probably someday these cups could be part of a museum exposition of โ€œcup artโ€. Check out some of Soo Min Kimโ€™s creations below.

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<TOTOROBUCKS> 2018.11.13 . ํ•˜์•ผ์˜ค์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜, ์ฃ„์†กํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค…๐Ÿ™ . . . #soominkim #fseo #cupart #papercup #art #starbucks #starbuckscupart #totoro #animation #design #๊น€์ˆ˜๋ฏผ #์ปต์•„ํŠธ #์ข…์ด์ปต #์•„ํŠธ #์ผ๋Ÿฌ์ŠคํŠธ #์Šคํƒ€๋ฒ…์Šค #๋””์ž์ธ #ํ† ํ† ๋กœ #์• ๋‹ˆ๋ฉ”์ด์…˜ #ใ‚ญใƒ ใ‚นใƒŸใƒณ #็ด™ใ‚ณใƒƒใƒ—ใ‚ขใƒผใƒˆ #ใƒ‡ใ‚ถใ‚คใƒณ #ใ‚คใƒฉใ‚นใƒˆ #ใ‚ขใƒผใƒˆ #ใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒ #ใ‚ขใƒ‹ใƒก #ใ‚ธใƒ–ใƒช #ใƒˆใƒˆใƒญ #ใจใชใ‚Šใฎใƒˆใƒˆใƒญ

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