The universal symbol of coffee – a Starbucks paper cup – seldom has any more drawings on it than a marker-written name on it. Not sure if Tomoko Shintani from Japan was inspired by this empty space, or just because you always wanna play around with something while chilling with a coffee, but her Starbucks cups became part of whimsical and cartoonish drawings.

A Japanese illustrator starts her doodles on a piece of paper and continues them onto the cups, which gives a bit of a 3D feeling to it. Her cartoons feature a girl, usually accompanied by her cat, in various playful settings and situations. Tomoko proves that appreciation for art can be materialized pretty much anywhere, incorporating even the most commonplace objects into it!

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