Author:Louise Harpman, Scott Specht
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press
Date:March 2018
Dimensions:6 x 5.6 x 0.9 in.

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

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The ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid is a 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. In addition to 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.


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