Discover Soo Min Kim, Korean illustrator and cut paper artist, who is having fun imagining the secret life of the famous Starbucks mermaid.
Unless you have been living under a rock since the 1970’s, you have certainly heard of the Seattle-based, world-famous, coffee company and its mermaid of a logo. Why a mermaid, you may ask. Well, Starbucks was named after a nautical character, the mermaid was designed to reflect an image of a siren from a 16th century Nordic woodcut (and if you’re wondering when mermaids and sirens got confused as being the same creature, read this.)
Back to Soo Min Kim. The illustrator has focused all of his talents into imagining a secret life for the Starbucks mermaid. From King Kong to Spiderman, from cowboy to break dancer or even Homer Simpson – Soo Min Kim’s creations are a real sensation on social media.
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