tirsdag, mai 24, 2011

We are happy to serve you!

For noen dager siden var jeg på kafé sammen med to kule damer. Vi tre jobbet sammen for flere år siden, og prøver å holde kontakten og treffes når alle er i byen. Søteste Hege hadde endatil med gaver! Jeg fikk en bok, verdens kuleste post-it blokk (just file it under who cares?) og denne kule koppen fra New York
En keramikkversjon av det berømte NY kaffebegeret.
Nå har jo ikke jeg vært i NY, men jeg har sett denne før. Googlet den, så nå vet jeg litt mer:

Every city needs a symbol. In its coffee cup, New York has something that’s both genuinely unique and almost timeless. This humble coffee cup is one of the things that makes New York, New York.

When Greek immigrants arrived in New York in the early part of the last century, they brought their coffee culture along with them, giving birth to the city’s ubiquitous Greek diners and sidewalk pushcarts. In 1963, the Sherri Cup Company set out to produce a to-go coffee cup that would appeal to the Greek vendors. Marketing director Leslie Buck dreamed up a motif that included blue-and-white colors from the flag of Greece. His message, WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU, was printed in Greek-style letters, adorned with a trio of steaming, mustard-yellow cups, flanked by ancient “Anthora” urns, and framed with a Greek Key pattern. No one, before or since, has been able to capture, by accident or design, the city’s self-identity.

Currently, hundred of thousands of them are carried out of New York delis full of hot coffee! Due to the vast number of them, the length of time they have been around and New Yorkers' appreciation for their design, the cup has come to be a quintessential New York icon. It is very likely the world's most famous coffee cup!

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3 kommentarer:

marita sa...

Åh, eg såg den koppen på introen til ein tvserie ikveld, men kjem sjølvsagt ikkje på kva serie det var. Stilig er den uansett - og så kjekt å lese historien dens.

girasole sa...

Ååå, dette var jo koselig :-) Og nå lærte jeg også mer om koppen! Har en jeg og :-)

girasole sa...

Haha, gikk inn på Twilight linken forresten: "The original release date was December 30, 2008, but was changed multiple times to make the Guide as complete and "as special as possible". Hehe den som forventer på noe godt... håper ihvertfall at den var noe, så lang tid som det har gått siden du egentlig skulle få den! 2 år!!