Incredible Latte Art Featuring Link and Zelda

DaveyNovember 21st, 2012 by Davey

If you have spent some time on the Internet, you are bound to find new and interesting ways people are capable of producing artwork. This is one of those days.

An artist from Japan uses not canvas, paper, or computer to create his work, but a hot cup of latte, the kind of coffee with just enough steamed milk to make an image. But unlike your usual hearts the barista might make, this guy’s work is much more intricate.

The artist in question is Kazuki Yamamoto, and his latte artwork would impressive on paper, but the video game, manga, and miscellaneous characters he makes finds a temporary home atop the coffee before being drank. And of course, what would any good collection of artwork contain but a few Zeldas and Links? For more images, hit the jump!

Maybe a few notches above the standard impressive.

Currently, Yamamoto is in Osaka, and attends coffee events in Kobe. Before devouring his beverage of choice, Yamamoto spins the steamed milk around and voilà, a new piece of art is born! He hopes to one day open his own café in Tokyo, and maybe whilst visiting Japan you’ll be served a Yamamoto style latte.

If you want to see some of Yamamoto’s other coffee creations (and there are literally hundreds of them), you can check out his collection here. Some other video games he’s covered range from Mario to Pac-Man to Mega Man and plenty of other non-video game related things. Some even rise up above the top of the cup!

Source: Photozou (Via Kotaku and Zelda Universe)

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  • VikzeLink

    They are great! But what are they standing on? The bark of a pine?

    • JonJon

      Probably some kind of a table or similar usage furniture, with some aesthetic finish….

      • Midnafan

        no, it’s standing brown air -_-

        • The Hylian Monolith

          It’s a dining menu in most pics, but for this one I’m guessing it’s the stained plywood pattern on the table.
          Side-note: BOOH-YAH! Another wacky art form to master, brought to me in a delicious cup of Zelda. Noms! I drink it all. After I oogle it for, like, 30 mins+.

    • ralphpotato

      I believe it is a red granite table. Kind of like this:

  • soul

    epic….. does not… even…… F**KING……. DESCRIBE IT!!!!!!!

  • Delta

    I love coffee and Zelda, now they are combined!!!

  • zombie_eat_flesh

    You shouldn’t have drunk that.

    • itsameluigi1290

      I must consume… consume… these drinks….

      -The Moon

      • zombie_eat_flesh

        Do you want some Falcon Lunch to go with those lattes?

        • itsameluigi1290

          Sure, I’ll have a Chilly Willy dog and some Chaos Enchiladas.

  • MsNerrrrrd

    They combine two of few of my greatest pleasures in life: coffee and Zelda!

  • itsameluigi1290

    Uh, waiter, there are strange elf people in my latte…

    • KidSpy

      …You shouldn’t have made that…..

  • Tehlul

    Not a latte;
    Coffee flavored sugar milk

  • Midnafan

    wow o.O You know, the coffee must go cold by the time he finishes that. I wonder if people stare at the weird guy in the corner of the cafe lightly stirring his coffee for 20 minutes. :/

    • Midnafan

      you know what’s funny, i read this yesterday, then i went out with a friend and got some cheesecake and a latte. :D

  • Anonymous Waffle

    I shall never, ever understand how this kind of stuff is possible.

  • Emma Mix

    Almost too pretty to drink…


  • Dr_Stein

    The only problem is that once you’ve finished it, you must drink the latte. You don’t want to consume the art that you just took so long to make

  • The Boulder

    The Boulder feels conflicted about drinking this artfully crafted latte at the Boulder’s local milk bar.

  • baileygirl99

    Cool. But that guy could probably use a hobby :-S

    • reuschk447

      seems like a pretty awesome hobby to me. would you prefer stamp collecting?

  • Amber Evans

    Def love the TP/SS Link the best
    Look at that big ol smile!
    I wonder how much time he spends making each one of these
    I mean, if its like seconds or minutes… (cause thats a long time to wait for coffee)