Designer of Iconic Anthora Coffee Cup Passes Away


“It was for decades the most enduring piece of ephemera in New York City and is still among the most recognizable. Trim, blue and white, it fits neatly in the hand, sized so its contents can be downed in a New York minute. It is as vivid an emblem of the city as the Statue of Liberty, beloved of property masters who need to evoke Gotham at a glance in films and on television.” —The Times waxing poetic on the cultural impact of the iconic Anthora coffee cup, which was introduced in the sixties. Leslie Buck, a retired paper-cup company executive who designed the cup, died of complications of Parkinson’s disease this week at the age of 87. [NYT]