April 26, 2010 — Leslie Buck, Designer of Iconic Greek Diner Coffee Cup Dies

greek diner coffee cup

A good description of the cup is the opening paragraph in the obituary in The New York Times:

“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.”