Moment of silence please, for Leslie Buck who passed away on Monday at the age of 87. Buck was the man behind that cup of coffee above. He was a Nazi refugee from Europe who came to America and landed a Sales Manager position at a little start up paper cup company in the 60s. Buck figured since all the diners in the city were Greek, why not follow that theme in paper cups? Brilliant. Not only did he get a better title (Director of Marketing) he also created an object that will forever be tied to one of the world’s greatest, most infamous cities. NYC, coffee, paper products – man I love this country. Thanks for your bright idea, Mr. Buck. Just one more bit of proof that design can permeate the souls of everyday people.
And from all of us here at OK Great, “We Are Happy to Serve You.”