Saturday, January 16, 2010

Coffee Stories

It's another restless night. Because I am frightened that I might kill this blog, too, I looked through the net, trying to find something worthwhile to post, and lo and behold, my cup of coffee pointed out the way to something that, to me, is truly amazing!

Initially, I thought of posting a story about coffee, so I googled "coffee stories." The first two matches that came up didn't quite fit my idea of coffee stories. I guess three's a charm because when I clicked on the third link, I saw this:

my dear friend, mr. coffee-head.

he is the one, that never says
no to another cup of coffee.

even, if it was 10th cup.

but results may be hideous.

as you see.

Immediately, I fell in love with this picture. What would you expect from the Coffeeholic? It's art made out of coffee and ink. I also liked the subtitle on this piece because Mr. Coffee-head could be a good coffee buddy. He never says no to a cup of coffee, and can sip up 10 cups! I would like to meet this fine, fictitious fellow.

Upon further research, I learned that the coffee art is the creation of Bastian Salmela. It is a part of a collection of artworks that can be found in Coffee Stories.

The whole concept is brilliant, really, even if there's really no story within the website. It says, "true stories on false locations, with several fake personalities." When I looked and rummaged through the site, there weren't any stories at all; the website was entirely made up of paintings and caricatures done in coffee. However, I don't think that the artist literally mean that he writes stories. Despite the lack of prose in the site, I think that the artist is drawing up on a widely-held belief: a picture paints a thousand words. The cliche doesn't say what those words are for, but to me, those words can form a story or even several ones. What's the point in having a thousand words if it's all gibberish, right? To me, it makes total sense that each picture is a story in and of itself.

Because I found Mr. Salmela and Mr. Coffee-head, I think that this blog will be alright. I realized that there's so much to post. I just have to sit down, relax, and let coffee lead the way.


  1. Yup. Everything's gonna be alright! So sit back and relax and let's have another cup of coffee!

    Frap for me? pwede ba?

    Happy Saturday bro!

  2. Ps. Cup of coffee to brighten up everyone's day!


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