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Everyone knows the famous smile of the Starbucks mermaid. She’s just about everywhere. But while most people look at her and think of sweet, sweet caffeine, Seoul-based artist Soo Min Kim sees endless opportunities for humor in the green lady.

Using a perfectly matched green marker, correction fluid, and some scissors, he explores the secret life of the Starbucks mermaid.

Using pieces of the original image, Kim creates new compositions.

Using pieces of the original image, Kim creates new compositions.

The mermaid can take on many forms.

The mermaid can take on many forms.

Kim also experiments with 3-D images to create eye-catching pieces like this.

Kim also experiments with 3-D images to create eye-catching pieces like this.

Nothing lewd to see here, people!

Nothing lewd to see here, people!

At times, the artist leaves very little trace of the original mermaid.

At times, the artist leaves very little trace of the original mermaid.

The possibilities really are endless!

The possibilities really are endless!

Just like the ideal supply of Starbucks lattes, am I right?

(via Ufunk)

You can see more of Kim’s artwork, both Starbucks-based and otherwise, on his Facebook page. In the meantime, treat yourself to a cappuccino!

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