What does the Jolly Green Giant do at weekends? Where does the Michelin Man go on holiday? Is Ronald McDonald always that cheerful? Unless you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, you’ve probably never imagined the world’s favourite brand mascots going about their daily business.
But that’s exactly what Seoul-based artist Soo Min Kim has done with the Starbucks mermaid. Using the familiar white cups as a canvas, he’s painted a series of scenes depicting her in everyday situations.
Among other things, you can now see her eating a McDonald’s. Clinging to the rail on a train. Putting her make-up on. And driving with the kids in the back. There are also a couple of bizarre mash-ups where she takes on other personas – the Beatles on Abbey Road, a Transformer and KFC’s Colonel Sanders.
Sure beats your name (or a version of it) scrawled on the side in black marker pen.