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02/23/2016 05:22 pm ET Updated Feb 23, 2016

Illustrations Let You Turn Aggravating Coffee Stains Into Works Of Art

Ditch the coaster and unleash your inner Picasso.

These postcards were created with a double shot of brilliance and a latte of creativity. 

Singapore-based artists Li Jun Pek, who uses the pseudonym "Ink Julep," and Jenn Perng have created postcards with artwork that can only be completed with the addition of a round coffee stain from your mug called "PostCups." The result? Stains your pen pals will actually love. 

The coffee stain becomes a precious furry friend. 
Jenn Perng and Ink Julep
The coffee stain becomes a precious furry friend. 

The pair, who work in advertising and have taken on this project on the side, have come out with 7 different PostCups which are available on Etsy. Their drawings -- when stamped with a coffee stain -- become doodles ranging from a cute panda to a ferris wheel. 

We'd love to ride away on this adorable bike!
JENN PERNG AND INK JULEP
We'd love to ride away on this adorable bike!

 Pek, who launched the project with Perng back in January, told the Huffington Post in an e-mail that the coffee-loving pair actually came up with the idea out of annoyance with coffee stains. 

This panda has clearly had a little too much coffee. 
Jenn Perng and Ink Julep
This panda has clearly had a little too much coffee. 

"We started out noticing that coffee cup stains are a constant pain in life. Our office desks are white so this is glaringly obvious," Pek said. "We wanted to take that pain of a coffee stain and turn it into something special. Because we're all coffee lovers and every stain is unique."

The world looks pretty awesome when created with a coffee stain! 
JENN PERNG AND INK JULEP
The world looks pretty awesome when created with a coffee stain! 

 So the pair got to thinking, and they came up with a way to turn those otherwise irritating marks into something aesthetically pleasing. 

Jenn Perng and Ink Julep

"Normal coasters treat stains like a nuisance [that] they need to protect the surface from. So we thought of interactive coasters," she explained in the e-mail. "Something that would create a 'home' just for the coffee stains, where they became desirable. We decided on drawings where the stains became essential to the picture."

One of PostCups, which is clearly out-of-this-world. 
Jenn Perng and Ink Julep
One of PostCups, which is clearly out-of-this-world. 

We can definitely say these blemishes have turned into a thing of beauty.

This is one balloon that will actually last longer than a day. 
Jenn Perng and Ink Julep
This is one balloon that will actually last longer than a day. 

 

If you're a coffee addict and you love the PostCups, you can check them out on the pair's Etsy listing here

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