The story behind the Greek “New York’s Coffee Cup”

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The story behind the Greek “New York’s Coffee Cup”
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New York’s most iconic coffee cup, the Anthora, was designed by Czech-American immigrant Leslie Buck in 1963.

The word “Anthora” was Buck’s distinctive mispronunciation of “amphora,” the two-handled Greek pitcher associated with the same imagery that appears on the coffee cup.

With Grecian-style design on the rise in mid-century home decor and fashion, the cup’s iconography would have been familiar to New Yorkers of the 1960s as an homage to Classical heritage.

It’s blue and white colors are an tribute to the Greek flag and its type design distinctly recalls Ancient Athenian...


The story behind the Greek “New York’s Coffee Cup”


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