November has dawned upon us again, for what must be at least the second time and with the changing of the posts of the Greek gods another god is deemed ready to be introduced into the cultural climate, Santa. Starbucks has yet again pounced eagerly upon the earliest socially acceptable time in which to declare Christmas spirit with the new release of their holiday themed coffee cups.

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The new design for the Starbucks holiday themed coffee cup was created by the Japanese American artist Shogo Ota. The art depicted on the disposable cups isa ''mosaic of more than a hundred people drawn in one continuous stroke'' and is apparently being employed in order to remind people of community and unity at what is perceived to be a time of turbulence in the United States.

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“During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other,” Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz implored in the statement.

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The Promotional Coffee Cups haven't been received positively by all, with some suggesting the promotion to be politically charged. This not being the first time that Starbucks has caused a storm of controversy, with last years holiday themed coffee cup being deplored and ridiculed due to its simple minimalist red design, with some perceiving it to be an attack on the seasonal exuberance and decorative spirit that is entailed in Christmas.

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