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Espresso Art: Some For Drink, Some For Ink

Espresso Art: Some For Drink, Some For Ink

Dirceu Veiga is a designer who lives and works in the Brazilian city of Curitiba. Though he designs graphics, icons and caricatures, his paintings made from 100% espresso in lieu of ink are what caught our attention. From his website, which you can access here:

Instead of traditional paint, I use only 100% coffee in his paintings. Understandably, as coffee is used as the as the primary material for the work, the colours are predominantly brown . . . and more brown.

However, by adding a dab of water here and there I manage to create a variety of different shades from the coffee and some of my work is rather remarkable, both in its beauty and sometimes its complexity.


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  1. Phidia Yow Vidia

    5 February

    eeeeeemmmmmmmm……….like this!!!!!!!!!!

  2. London Accountant

    19 December

    This is actually beautiful. With only one colour it’s easier to pick out the variety and complexity of shades and tones. I bet his pictures also smell amazing! :D 

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