Artwork that a 13-year-old King Club member designed is about to become “a hot commodity.” 

That’s because Trenton’s design, which adorns coffee bags for Chicago’s Happy Monday Coffee Roasters, is soon to be sold-out. But not yet! There are still supplies of the limited-edition run of bags keeping the roaster’s Colombian medium roast flavors freshly sealed - $15 of which goes back to BGCC!

If you’re interested in BGCC’s burgeoning artist’s design, the last bags are for sale at Happy Monday’s Edgewater coffee shop at 942 W. Montrose Ave.

Trenton’s winning design features a Chicago skyline silhouette speckled with rainbow colors. When explaining his design, Trenton attributed his inspiration to Pride month, keeping in mind family members who belong to the LGBTQ community. The competition was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago in partnership with Happy Monday Coffee Roasters.

"It was cool to bring this to life so that everyone could be included," Trenton said.

Limited quantities are also available on the Drink Happy Thoughts website here.

Co-owner Yamel Salazar said she was "excited and honored to be part of the whole project. It's pretty amazing."

"When I heard that I won," Trenton said "That's all I talked about!"

Salazar went on to give Trenton, an eighth-grader this year, some inspirational advice. "This is just the beginning," she said. "Don't stop designing, don't stop drawing. Always keep that spirit of wanting to design and put things together."

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