Coffee Cup Art
July 28, 2009 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Cheeming Boey is an artist. Sharpie on coffee cups are his chosen medium. Boey even outlines his process. The cups, of course, are for sale, and arrive in a tasteful glass case. His other projects are similarly creative.
posted by alzi (20 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting work, but ick: no mailto links in the post, please? That's worse than a PDF.
posted by rokusan at 11:40 AM on July 28, 2009 [3 favorites]


Really nice line work, and on round surface. I am envious.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:45 AM on July 28, 2009


Yep -- I'd like to know what the prices are without, youknow, mailing him.

Beautiful stuff, though.
posted by jrochest at 11:45 AM on July 28, 2009


Also it's not a glass case, but plastic. Not that it isn't tasteful. :)
posted by kalessin at 11:47 AM on July 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yeah, lovely work--but thanks for the warning on the mailto link, rokusan. I think the mods should either remove it or add a "warning, mailto link".
posted by yoink at 11:48 AM on July 28, 2009


wow.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:57 AM on July 28, 2009


[Nixed the mailto link. Not something that really makes sense in a mefi post context, spawns email clients unexpectedly, etc.]
posted by cortex at 12:00 PM on July 28, 2009


Apologies for the mailto link. First time poster, neophyte, etc. etc.
posted by alzi at 12:08 PM on July 28, 2009


OP is a known spammer FYI and is definitely looking at gay porn as we speak.

(kidding, nice work man, i like the ones with My Friends.)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:10 PM on July 28, 2009


OP is a known spammer FYI and is definitely looking at gay porn as we speak.

Link?
posted by rokusan at 12:12 PM on July 28, 2009


the drawings make me happy. the styro makes me not so...
posted by fuzzypantalones at 12:21 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Very cool.
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:35 PM on July 28, 2009


OP is a known spammer FYI and is definitely looking at gay porn as we speak.

I prefer to think of it is just "yay, porn!"
posted by kavasa at 12:44 PM on July 28, 2009


Simple yet innovative idea executed beautifully. Not as easy as it looks. Bravo.
posted by fire&wings at 12:52 PM on July 28, 2009


the drawings make me happy. the styro makes me not so...

The question of whether styrofoam cups are "greener" than paper cups is not as easy to answer as you might think. Plus, in this case, it's neither mass consumption nor a disposable use. The use of styrofoam for one-off artistic works seems to me pretty benign.
posted by yoink at 12:54 PM on July 28, 2009


Really neat. Does he have a camera mounted permanently on a tripod by this table that he takes pictures of all the cups with? They are all framed identically.
posted by kingbenny at 1:02 PM on July 28, 2009


This is wonderful! Thank you for this, it is definitely something I would have never come across on my own. Very happy.
posted by theotheramy at 1:06 PM on July 28, 2009


Very nice...
Oceanographers often attach styrofoam cups to submersible vehicles and other instruments. The styrofoam shrinks under pressure, and the results are pretty neat. I'd love to shrink one of his cups and see how it turns out.
posted by sotalia at 1:58 PM on July 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


The question of whether styrofoam cups are "greener" than paper cups is not as easy to answer as you might think. Plus, in this case, it's neither mass consumption nor a disposable use. The use of styrofoam for one-off artistic works seems to me pretty benign

I loved the artwork. I don't like disposable cups (paper, plastic, styro, whatever) or the companies that make them, hopefully this artist is stealing them.
posted by IvoShandor at 2:04 PM on July 28, 2009


I dig this quite a bit. Really, I'm a sucker for this sort of thing.

Since he is capable of drawing such clean line-art on curved surfaces, I'm guessing he'd make a great tattoo artist.
posted by defenestration at 2:49 PM on July 28, 2009


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