The Art Cup Project aims to connect West Aussie artists to the community by sharing their artwork on biodegradable coffee cups.
Enter your art work here! Details below.
“We know that this is not a new idea – displaying artwork on takeaway cups. However, we had never seen the concept taken to a local level”
Last year, Leaf Bean Machine owners Fleur and Brad were in need to revamp their current Karvan design on their takeaway cups. The previous Karvan design had been around since the beginning of LBM… over 11 years ago! Displaying a green and brown map of the globe. Although the design holds sentimental value, they were eager to spruce it up.
Many cafes across WA (from Geraldton, to Cottesloe, to Esperance) stock the Karvan branded cups. The takeaway cups are certainly well travelled (around WA anyway ;)).
When Fleur and Brad met with LBM’s graphic designer Pete on what they should replace the previous map design with – Pete excitedly suggested the idea to incorporate local artists. Leaf Bean Machine’s owners were thrilled by the concept.
“We’re always looking for new ways to integrate the community. Although a cup at first might seem like a small canvas, it reaches the hands of thousands and thousands of people across WA. This would be a fantastic way to promote local artists”
“Over the last few years, the creative industry has had a few setbacks. Everyone is probably sick of hearing about COVID and its repercussions but, many COVID obstacles continue to present themselves for many industries including the arts. Last year, we ran our t-shirt competition where artists across Western Australia sent through a coffee or tea themed design. We chose 4 winners and got their t-shirts printed. The results were amazing and brought us so much joy looking through all of the entries. We sell these in our store with ALL MONEY going straight to the designer.”
“The T-shirts are bloody awesome too.”
Painters, drawers, graphic designers, photographers and everything in between! If you’re an artist located in Western Australia that can put your art into a file, we would like to offer this opportunity to promote your work. Pick your favourite piece and send it through!
Next time you grab your Karvan latte, check out the art on the cup, take note of the artist’s name and look up their work! You never know… the artist could even be your neighbour.
Artwork will be displayed on biodegradable coffee cups we order through BioPak. If your work is chosen, a detail of your art may be worked into the design to best work with the brand ribbon.
The cup will display our “KARVAN” logo on the top of the cup (like the picture at the top of this page). Artist details (name of artist, name of artwork, date of work) will be displayed with artwork on cup. Cup sizes vary, work will be displayed on 6oz, 8oz, 12oz and/or 16oz cups.
Due to volume of entries, there is a selection process. We will keep in contact with you on your work’s progression.
How to enter:
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out -> email@example.com
We’re very excited by this project and we can’t wait to see your entries.