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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 3 12:03 AM

Nov 3, 2009: Coffee Art

I think there's a Mona Koa coffee, now there's a Mona Lisa (in) coffee.
3,604 cups of coffee, and 564 pints of milk.



Aliantha sent me these pictures of Aussies with too much time on their hands.

Quote:
The different colours were created by adding no, little or lots of milk to each cup of black coffee.
It measures an impressive 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete.
It was created for The Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia, and seen by 130,000 people who attended the one-day coffee-lovers event.
Elaine Kelly, from event organisers the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, was delighted with the result.
She said: "Each coffee cup was filled with varying amounts of milk to create the different sepia shades of the painting.
"We wanted to create an element of surprise and a sense of fun in the way we engaged with the public.
"Once we had the idea of creating an image out of coffee cups we searched for something iconic to reproduce - and opted for the most iconic painting in history. "The Mona Lisa has been reproduced so many times in so many different mediums but, as far as we know, never out of coffee. "The result was fantastic.
"After much planning it was great to see if coming together so well and the 130,000 people who attended the event certainly enjoyed it."
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newtimer  Tuesday Nov 3 08:44 AM

Neat, but why an image of Mona Lisa? Kofi Annan would have been more appropriate.



Shawnee123  Tuesday Nov 3 09:39 AM



Mona Lisa loved her some maxwell house.



birdclaw  Tuesday Nov 3 09:59 AM

Well now we know the reason for Mona Lisa's smile...a good cup of joe.



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 3 10:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Neat, but why an image of Mona Lisa? Kofi Annan would have been more appropriate.
#1-Most people wouldn't recognize Annan, so they wouldn't know how well the artists did. Mona Lisa is the best known therefore everyone can compare.
#2-It's my coffee, and I'll paint who I want to.


capnhowdy  Tuesday Nov 3 12:20 PM

That work of art will stay up for years.



Sperlock  Tuesday Nov 3 10:25 PM

That's a latte coffee.



ZenGum  Tuesday Nov 3 10:46 PM

They're making a mocchary of great art.



Shawnee123  Wednesday Nov 4 08:28 AM

I always thought Mona Lisa had a nice mug.



newtimer  Wednesday Nov 4 10:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
#1-Most people wouldn't recognize Annan, so they wouldn't know how well the artists did.
True, but Coffee Mona doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Coffee Kofi.


chrisinhouston  Wednesday Nov 4 10:15 AM

Good thing they didn't do one of the Prophet Mohamed! There would be a war on by now.



Glinda  Wednesday Nov 4 12:36 PM

Quote:
"Once we had the idea of creating an image out of coffee cups we searched for something iconic to reproduce
Let me get this straight...

This is a huge "one-day coffee-lovers event," and these dorks actually had to search for something iconic to reproduce?






capnhowdy  Wednesday Nov 4 12:54 PM

But he was unable to pose as a result of being 60 gazillion miles up a Colombian mountain picking beans one at a fucking time. Between lines of coke.



monster  Wednesday Nov 4 06:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
Let me get this straight...

This is a huge "one-day coffee-lovers event," and these dorks actually had to search for something iconic to reproduce?



Well I have no idea where that picture is from. It's not iconic to me. I assume it's some sort of coffee brand, but maybe it's only iconic in the Americas?




classicman  Wednesday Nov 4 07:43 PM

Juan! Where you been man? Did INS finally catch up to you?



SPUCK  Thursday Nov 5 06:38 AM

Juan Valdez and his mule Conchita!

Everyone knows this.. It's a Columbian thing not an Americas thing.

Quote:
[Wikipedia] In a comic strip published on January 2, 2009, one character wonders if the Colombian crime syndicate puts parts of the body of Juan Valdez in each can of coffee.[1] [2] The comic strip refers to an advertising slogan of Colombian coffee that there's a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can of Colombia coffee.[2] In response to the comic strip, the Colombian Coffee-growers Federation plans to sue artist Mike Peters for linking Colombian coffee to human rights abuse.[3] The Colombian Coffee-growers Federation will seek at least $20,000,000 "for damage and harm, detriment to intellectual property and defamation" as well as a retraction from all newspapers that published the comic strip that day.



dar512  Thursday Nov 5 10:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
It's a Columbian thing not an Americas thing.
Colombian would make it an American thing; Colombia being in South America and all.


lumberjim  Thursday Nov 5 10:56 AM

I knew Juan Valdez...I didn't know the ass's name.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Nov 5 12:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
Colombian would make it an American thing; Colombia being in South America and all.
The District of Columbia is in South America? That explains a lot.


classicman  Thursday Nov 5 08:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
I knew Juan Valdez...I didn't know the ass's name.

It's Jim. . . around here anyway.


ZenGum  Thursday Nov 5 10:06 PM




monster  Friday Nov 6 08:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Juan Valdez and his mule Conchita!

Everyone knows this.. It's a Columbian thing not an Americas thing.
No, they don't

and

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
Colombian would make it an American thing; Colombia being in South America and all.
exactly. I'd have said American if I just meant USA (even with my appaling typing record, s is nowhere near n on the keyboard, so that would have been quite a typo). I'm thinking the as's's' ( ) name may be SPUCK. :p


SPUCK  Saturday Nov 7 05:48 AM

NO NO No no no no No NO! It is an international marketing slogan for any pure CO LUM B ian coffee. It is not an AmericaN thing nor even an AmericaS thing.

Not unless you're going to say Nike or Adidas is just an AmericaN thing.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Nov 7 05:59 AM

C'mon now, Spuck's right.... for once.

The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, owns Juan's ass, and his donkey too.



Shawnee123  Saturday Nov 7 02:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
I knew Juan Valdez...I didn't know the ass's name.
I knew Juan Valdez. You, sir, are no Juan Valdez.


SPUCK  Monday Nov 9 05:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
C'mon now, Spuck's right.... for once.



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