Custom Coffee Cups From Ecoware and Cracked Ink
Jan 1st, 1970 at Custom Coffee Cups From Ecoware and Cracked Ink
Over the next few weeks you might find your favorite cafe handing you a very cool, custom designed Auckland Coffee Festival coffee cup.
We talked to Simon about how he started and his inspirations behind the Auckland Coffee Festival coffee cup.
Simon, first got into street art while studying at a University in England.
“In my first year, I became really good mates with someone who was into graffiti, so it evolved from that. We would go out tagging and painting in places we shouldn’t have done.”
Now living in Whanganui, Simon’s artwork has changed “massively” over the last 17 years. His artwork features a lot of “bold, quirky, characters” that are based on his observations of people in everyday life.
“I always watch people and the way they might laugh or the way they might winge, anything that might translate into my artwork.”
One of Simon’s recent projects was the design of the Auckland Coffee Festival coffee cups. It pictures a coffee cup chasing the beans and was inspired by the day-to-day reactions and facial expressions of people drinking their morning coffee.
The design is printed onto Ecoware’s coffee cups. The EcoCups are made from renewable sources and uses paper from a responsibly managed forest. The inner walls of the Ecocup is coated with a corn-based BioPlastic rather than a non-renewable source such as oil. EcoCups provide a sustainable alternative to traditional oil-based coffee cups leaving a lower environmental footprint.
Selected cafes around Auckland will be using these specially designed takeaway cups in the lead up to the Auckland Coffee Festival.
Simon loves his coffee almost as much as his artwork. He enjoys a daily flat white that is preferably fair trade and organic. His go-to cafe in his home town is Ambrosia where they make delicious coffee.
You can catch Simon down at the Auckland Coffee Festival on the 5th March where he will be LIVE painting.