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Christina lu The young illustrator/designer from NYC hasn’t finished her degree but turns heads with Hanna-Barbera-inspired work
Béa BASICS: A new tea collection from China DESIGNER: 8 Bis, Montréal/Paris (8bisbranding.com) DESIGN: The name Béa is short for the French word “beatitude.” The panda
illustrates this beatitude concept. Available in 2013.
Coffee Bean English Rose and French Lavender BASICS: These two teas were sold in the fall of 2011 at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a portion of proceeds going to charity. DESIGNER: Beth Wood (bethwooddesign.tumblr.com) DESIGN:The tea crate background contrasts nicely with bright pastels
Limited-edition teas, $10 at coffeebean.com and at select cafés
started expressing my creative side when... I learned how to turn on
the TV. I doodled what I liked to watch. Then, in elementary school, I constantly drew the cartoons in my notebook. My classmates noticed and asked me to draw random things for them as well.
The greatest moment of my career has been... directing a spotlight video of a
student from one of my previous internships. He was on the verge of dropping out of high school, but he never gave up and graduated. I was touched by his story and I was honored to film it. My spirit animal is probably a... mouse,
it guides me—digitally.
If I could illustrate any celebrity, I’d choose... Derek Zoolander.
Portrait by Santos Muñoz