Monday, November 24, 2008

A caffeinated diversion...

The other night I had a little artistic diversion - a product of my endearing love of coffee.

Those who know me are never surprised to find a trail of coffee cups leading to my studio. One of my residentmates even wrote a poem about a particularly famous coffee mug of mine (ah, Sylvester, I knew him well!). So a little while ago I came across Coffee Paper (see the Oct. 22 Blog entry) and now that it's arrived I'm trying to figure out what best to do with it.

The topic of this blog entry isn't actually the Coffee Paper. That was just what started the process - in brainstorming ideas about what to print on my special, new ecopaper this little guy just popped right out of my head....


That is exactly how I feel first thing in the morning, can you relate?

I know he's not what I usually post here - although graphic design isn't my MO, I do love tinkering in Adobe Illustrator from time to time. Well it turned out that he didn't look good on the Coffee Paper (so that particular quest continues) - however he spawned a series of like-minded illustrations...

Well.. I do!


"I've always dreamed of standing by a lake of coffee, but not like this! Never like this!"



If you're a math nut maybe you'll get the hidden message of what goes well with coffee (at least in Canada - go Tim's!)



The most dire of diagnoses... severe hypocaffeinemia requiring a stat CRI of java.... Scary!


Now although these guys don't fulfill my ecopaper need - after spending an evening with them I decided they'd look pretty cute on a T-shirt. So to that end I've uploaded them to Cafepress - if you're interested in buying a T-shirt (or other item) with one of these images on it click here (or you can click on any of the images above!). If there's an item not listed that you'd like with one of these designs just email me (Pam@catinaboxstudio.com)!

Next time I'll be back into the fine art category... now that I've had my coffee.

3 comments:

Sej said...

Hehe, very cute. I like the fine art more but can relate to this particular addiction... er... love.

Giatw said...

I Absolutely LOVE the coffee ideas! I can totally relate! :)
-GIatw

el yimbo said...

Man cannot live by bread alone. He needs the sweet, sweet arabica bean too.

It loves its coffee, doesn't it precioussss....