This Barista Makes Latte Art Inspired By Famous People

You won't believe how real these drinks look!

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You probably get a swirl of latte art with your morning cup of coffee, but this latte art is on another level. Brian Leonard, better known as “Barista Brian,” is an Insta-famous Canadian latte artist designing coffee for the stars. His drinkable art features realistic images of Hollywood icons, movie characters and even sports teams. It’s no wonder his talents can be spotted at events like the 2016 Sundance Festival and the 2017 Juno Music Awards.

It all started when Brian moved to Toronto. He was looking for a creative outlet and realized he could make shapes out of the foam on lattes. "I started drawing people's faces and the reaction I got was so great," he said in a YouTube video for Much Studios, a Canadian digital brand. 

Eventually he began incorporating color into his drawings using food coloring and a latte art pen like this one. Brian considers his work a mixed media artform.

Now he's making latte art for everyone from John Legend to Gloria Alred. He'll also draw iconic movie characters like Dory from Finding Nemo.

If you’re interested in a custom latte (maybe with your favorite Food Network star!), you’ll have to travel to Brian’s office in Toronto. Until then, we'll be here sipping our artless lattes living vicariously through Brian's Instagram.

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