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Coffee lids : ¹peel, ²pinch, ³pucker, ⁴puncture

Title
Coffee lids : ¹peel, ²pinch, ³pucker, ⁴puncture / Louise Harpman, Scott Specht ; foreword by Alex Kalman.
Author
Harpman, Louise,
Publication
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2018]

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Description
255 pages : illustrations (some color); 16 cm
Alternative Title
Peel, punch, pucker, puncture
Subjects
Genre/Form
Catalogs.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
JQB 18-16
ISBN
  • 9781616896560
  • 1616896566
LCCN
2017029694
Author
Harpman, Louise, author.
Title
Coffee lids : ¹peel, ²pinch, ³pucker, ⁴puncture / Louise Harpman, Scott Specht ; foreword by Alex Kalman.
Publisher
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2018]
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"If you're one of the 200 million Americans who drink coffee every day, you may have marveled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of indentations, protrusions, tabs, and score lines that can be pinched, pulled, pushed, punctured, and tucked to create an opening to sip from while also keeping a piping-hot liquid in its place. Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs of industrial design, in their many variations, for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids. In addition to oddly compelling close-up photographs, Harpman and Specht include lively field-guides to their classification system and patent drawings for many of the most unique designs. This beautifully designed book will appeal to designers, coffee drinkers, and anyone who delights in the small bits of humble genius that surround us every day. You'll never look at your to-go coffee cup the same way again."--Inside cover.
Added Author
Harpman, Louise. Modest modern marvels.
Specht, Scott. Brief guide to the coffee lid.
Specht, Scott, author.
Kalman, Alex, writer of foreword.
Added Title
Peel, punch, pucker, puncture
Research Call Number
JQB 18-16
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