I love seeing Starbucks signs that are hand-drawn by baristas! I thought it would be fun to share a whole series of chalk art photos I've been taking. This is just a tour of some fun Starbucks barista-created chalkboard art - I have organized the pictures below by their stores. SEATTLE MUNICIPAL TOWER (aka Key Tower)
^ That is entirely hand drawn. When I first saw it, for a moment, I thought that might be a cut out. But that has the signature of shift supervisor Scott's work. Readers of this blog might recall that last year I raved and oohed and awed over Scott's rendition of Starbucks Christmas Blend 2011. His tiny little office tower Starbucks - with just one single chalkboard - is super lucky to have him. I stop by now and then just to check and see what's new from Scott!
All of the Olive Way artwork was drawn by a barista named "Jim," I think. I believe he actually works at the Terry and Republican Starbucks and does artwork for both Starbucks locations - Olive Way and Terry and Republican.
MAGNOLIA HOTEL - Licensed Starbucks in Denver
I snapped this photo on the 29th of September. It was a chalkboard sign on the sidewalk immediately in front of the licensed Starbucks store in the Magnolia Hotel in Denver. I thought a few of my readers might find this funny.
TERRY AND REPUBLICAN STARBUCKS
This beautiful sign for your favorite fall beverages is currently hanging inside the Terry and Republican Starbucks. And, again I think "Jim" is the artist. This is so beautifully drawn!
Hope you enjoyed this quick tour of some beautiful chalk art! I am often impressed at the talented baristas in green aprons!
Can you pick a favorite from above?
I love it when I hear from readers and get blog ideas and/or images for blog posts. My email address is Melody at StarbucksMelody dot com. I've been hoping that someone would write to me with great images (that they took) that I could use in my blog. For example, I know that Starbucks is testing a Cranberry Mocha, and I would love images of the signage, the drink, and if you have tried it, tell me if you like it! Another example is the new container drive-thru store in Denver - I've been thinking it would be great to feature a few photos of it here, and I've crossed my fingers that someone in Denver would send photos of it. The new Denver drive-thru is an expansion on the design of stores built from shipping containers. The first one was this shipping container Starbucks in Seattle. So, I am looking for reader help for articles: I love getting photos of chalkboard art, international stores, and I'm looking for Cranberry Mocha photos and reviews. And I'm looking for photos of the Denver drive-thru ... or anything else that you want to send my way that is current and interesting. Thanks in advance for your help!