Styrofoam cups: We use them for the necessary coffee on the way, at a garden party or at other outdoor activities, or at other occasions, in order not to ruin the good china. And then they end up in the trash. A very different life they have at the apartement of Cheeming Boey. The artist from Newport Beach creates beautiful and detailed drawings on them only with a black Sharpie pen.
He had no paper in a coffee shop and wanted to capture something essential, so he simply drew on a coffee cup, said Boey in an interview with Sharpie. Meanwhile, he sells his artistically redesigned “disposable products” by a few hundred dollars a piece. Also, the company of Sharpie pens themselves has become aware of the artist and has not only blogged about him but also included him in an advertising campaign.
“The styrofoam cups represents the pop culture we live in. And the cups last a few thousand years. Also the pens say they’re permanent, thus these cups will last for generations,” so Boey convinced in the interview with Sharpie’s Blog.
Without great fancy art-supplies, just two simple everyday objects, a pen and a styrofoam cup, Boey creates fantastic worlds. A very nice interpretation of Everday Poetry.
For those who wonder how he’s doing it, here’s a nice video.