Starbucks new drinkware design in ASL connects coffee and Deaf community |Starbucks Stories

At the Signing Store in Washington, D.C., a special collection of vibrant cups and mugs for sale designed by artist and illustrator Yiqiao Wang honors the Deaf community. The design features bold and colorful hands framed by coffee cherries that express the word “connect” in American Sign Language (ASL), a language that many of the store’s partners and customers have in common.

Starting June 27, Wang’s collection will be coming to Starbucks stores across the U.S. as part of the Starbucks Artist Collaboration Series which celebrates and elevates the voices and stories of artists from around the world through uniquely curated merchandise in Starbucks stores. Her collection includes a 24-ounce cold cup, 16-ounce stainless steel tumbler and a 12-ounce ceramic mug.

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