Valentine Coffee

For the coffee lovers amongst us – how great is this Valentine’s Day inspired coffee cup from Starbucks? I know it’s a corporate giant… but that’s some tasty design. I’m feeling the immediate need for a caffeine fix…

“This cup was part of a Valentines Day campaign that was created between Starbucks Global Creative and our global digital marketing team. The campaign included a customer appreciation card, special limited edition Valentine’s Day cup, and an interactive app that makes the art on the cup come to life.”

Speaking of cool Valentines Day inspiration – how much do I love the design work of Marian Bantjes? So much! The intricate detailing she brings to all of her work is not only beautiful, but shows incredible patience and attention to detail. Check out the fantastic Valentines cards she sent to her family, friends, and clients (all found on her website of course). LOVE!

Bantjes Valentines

Check out the video from Lynda.com about the creation of her 2011 Valentines cards.

“Spurred by the realization that “everything I do, I do for love,” graphic artist Marian Bantjes creates intricate Valentine’s Day cards each year for a select group of people in her life. Some are laser cut from saved Christmas cards; others offer a kind of puzzle for their recipients.”

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone – hugs and love from me to you!