Take Out Beverage Lids

Collected in the 1990's. and early 00's

  • SurfGuard 5y

    I'm not sure if you even realise how brillant and funny this collection is? In German, "Becher" means "cup" and is, at the same time, the surname of famous German photographer couple Bernd and Hilla Becher, who invented exactly the style of serial, reduced, documentary photography that you chose for this picture (good example: www.laboiteverte.fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/becher_gas....

    So this collection is kind of a hilariously beautiful photographic ueber-pun, taking becher-style pictures of cups ("Becher") .
  • sarcoptiform PRO 5y

    Thanks SurfGuard. I am familiar with the Becher's work but never new the name means cup! Very funny, unintended parody.
  • Ben Clarke 5y

    I don’t know why I like this but I really, really do.
  • hellooliver 5y

    LTL Architects designed Ini Ani Coffee Shop in NYC, now closed. They used coffee cup lids as a surface wall treatment :
    ny.eater.com/uploads/2006_10_iniani.jpg
  • sarcoptiform PRO 5y

    Wow, Valle. thanks for that! I love it.
  • linasjustice.com 5y

    incredible. It looks like Star wars merchandise :)
  • alaveroe 5y

    YEEE.
  • Ronnie23 PRO 5y

    I heart this.
  • Smoochi 5y

    ממממעולה
  • Peter McCabe 5y

    Put the kettle on.
  • Ciara O'Halloran 5y

    Love it!
  • Evan PRO 4y

    HA! I work for a company that designs and manufactures these types of lids. You would not believe how much work goes into these simple little limps of plastic.

    Nice collection btw and well photographed!
  • infused goods 4y

    I just saw this image on etsy.com I love the collection! I collect some random things but like you if you think about the time and design people put into things you can really appreciate them more. Thanks for sharing.
  • egoranites 4y

  • pirateblue 4y

    Is this available as a print I could order somewhere??? I would love to have this in my house framed...very unusual and interesting. Thanks
  • sarcoptiform PRO 4y

    @pirateblue --the original file is pretty large, you could just print it out on nice photo paper from here and frame it. I have not made it as a poster, sorry.
  • Elijah 3y

    I'm not a big traveler but I've found that certain designs are more favored in certain areas. In San Francisco I almost always see designs like the top left one. In New York City designs like the lower left, particularly fourth row left-most and fifth-row second one in, seem more common.
  • Oliver Sarmiento 3y

    Nice collection you got there! I always thought that take-out cup lids had interesting faces. :)
  • thirty bob PRO 3y

    yup
  • Stefan Ebert 2y

    Really beautiful! I sent you an email regarding using your images. Let me know.
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