“Intellectual Cup of Coffee” is one of several beautiful, colorful coffee cup collages created by artist and illustrator Megan Coyle from magazine cut-outs. The collage captures the essence of the “intellectual” cup of coffee. The blue coffee cup and saucer rest on an opened book. The steam from the hot coffee suggests question marks — this cup of coffee is stimulating thought and ideas. Coyle’s coffee cup collages are perfect for any coffee enthusiast with an eye for art.
If you bought coffee at any coffee shop, diner, or deli in New York City during the past 50 years, chances are you drank it from the iconic “We Are Happy to Serve You” cup, also known as the Anthora cup. The blue, gold, and white paper cup with the Greek-inspired design was everywhere. Friendly hospitality may not be the first phrase that comes to the minds of most non-New Yorkers when they think of the Big Apple. But this “We Are Happy to Serve You” cup begged to differ.