Grind x Shantell Martin: Meet the Artist.

With a personal mantra to “draw on everything”, visual artist Shantell Martin has brought her signature line drawings, with their bold explorations of identity and individuality, to the Grind coffee range for a limited-edition collection that doesn’t follow a straight line…


About the artist.

Born and raised in Southeast London, Shantell Martin is best known for her distinctive black-and-white drawings, creating works that act as apt metaphors for her own sense of personal and multi-cultural “in-betweenness”.  Shantell has exhibited in the MoMA, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and the Brooklyn Museum, and she’s also collaborated with other incredible artists, including Kendrick Lamar and designer Kelly Wearstler, and amazing brands like Max Mara, Tiffany & Co, and The North Face. So, it’s safe to say we’re honoured to be working with her. 

Shantell’s practice is a language of lines: having used drawing as a way of expressing her emotions and finding relief from the restrictive societal conventions that surround us, the artist now encourages others to find their own line—an identity that is uniquely their own. Her artwork is a celebration of creativity, something that each and every person possesses but not everyone expresses, and its unique ability to empower explorations of personal identity.


What does the Grind x Shantell Martin collection include?


The limited-edition collection consists of:

  • A special-edition Grind tin printed with Shantell’s distinctive line drawings. This tin comes with either  20 Nespresso®-compatible compostable coffee pods or 227g of whole bean or ground coffee in the blend of your choice (plus you can get a free Shantell Martin tin when you sign up to regular coffee deliveries).
  • A double-walled reusable glass coffee cup that keeps your iced coffee iced and your extra hot coffee extra hot, surrounded with Shantell’s artwork. 
  • A trio of A5 notebooks made from recycled coffee cups so that you’re prepared for when that surge of creativity hits you. 
  • A gift set that includes the full Grind x Shantell Martin collection—a gift that’s a guaranteed success (especially when gifting to yourself).


 A collection designed to fuel your creative side.

Shantell Martin: “I'm excited to collaborate with Grind on this proįect, who are based in my  hometown of London, it's been great working with them to bring this collection to life. I'm happy to be a part of and add a little extra įoy to people's morning rituals." 

David Abrahamovitch, Founder and CEO of Grind: “Our collaboration with Shantell Martin celebrates  creativity and identity, and the search for inspiration and meaning in the world around us. Like  Grind, Shantell was born in East London and her work reflects the rich cultural diversity of our city. Shantell’s practice is bold and inspiring, and we’re proud to be partnering with such an  influential contemporary artist.” 

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