Other than coffee, Starbucks is known for their annual tradition of releasing seasonal drinks accompanied by new holiday cups. While this year’s cups may have debuted in a sea of controversy, with Starbucks releasing their first cup that isn’t colored red, what caught the viral bug is this 22-year-old artist’s cup illustrations.
Better photo of my #GiveGood starbucks cup ❤ I realized my previous photo was a wee bit dark 😅 i love lots of details but might make another, sinplified cup art for this holiday season 🌸Thank you again, @starbucks for this opportunity and the little care package with art supplies and coffee! #starbucks #starbuckscupart #sharpie #marker #starbuckscoffee
A post shared by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on Nov 9, 2017 at 3:09pm PST
We’re mega impressed with the creativity of Carrah Aldridge, a self-taught illustrator hailing from Ohio, who creates gorgeous, intricate hand-drawn art with coloring supplies on the coffee giant’s iconic paper cups. Known as Creative_Carrah on Instagram, her gallery showcases all of her artwork, with an impressive number of more than 80,000 fans following her artsy feed.
A post shared by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on Jun 21, 2017 at 7:36pm PDT
Decided to make a fun little video featuring Ripley’s Wild and awhacky 2017 book that I’m featured in 👌 #starbuckscupart #Starbucks #coffee #drawing #art #ripleysbelieveitornot #color #copic #copicmarker #marker #creative @starbucks
A post shared by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on May 31, 2017 at 4:31pm PDT
After posting this fancy monochrome 16oz cup artwork on Reddit, Carrah responded to a user’s question that each illustration can take anywhere from four to sixteen hours for completion, depending on the complexity of the design. Respect.
A post shared by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on Nov 17, 2017 at 6:41am PST
A post shared by Carrah Aldridge (@creative_carrah) on Nov 17, 2017 at 6:42am PST