New York Coffee Cup
We Are Happy To Serve You
A classic, meaningful, functional gift for New-Yorkers, ex-New Yorkers, and those that missed the trip.
The "Anthora" paper cup designed in 1963 by Leslie Buck, features Greek motifs and two shields on which are written, "WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU". Millions of these cups had fed the caffeine addictions of New Yorkers during all those years. The sheer number of them coupled with their forty-year history has given the cup icon status along with the yellow taxis and the Statue of Liberty.
Graham Hill, as millions of other New Yorkers, has always loved the everyday design of this particular takeout paper cup, available at all city delis. Intrigued with how one might memorialize the most ephemeral of the New York icons, he developed a CERAMIC replica, incredibly similar to the paper version, rendering those disposable cups into permanent, useful objects.