A beautiful sculpture indeed. Reminds one of the origins of ancient coffee. Please have a good Wednesday.daily athens photo
let me hazard a guess, san francisco?
Robert & Photo Cache: You are both right! This Hills Bros. coffee logo was designed in 1900 by a local San Francisco sculptor by the name of Spero Anargyros. This trademark appeared on Hills Bros. (Austin & Reuben Hills) vacuum-packed coffee cans. This statue is currently standing in Hills Plaza in San Francisco. Here is a link to the company's history.
San Fran...did not know that.Lovely sculpture
How interesting, I think of Arabs sipping tiny demitasse type cups of rich coffee rather than quaffing down a quart of the stuff :) Wonder if that's a coffee flower embroidered on his caftan :)
very interesting, and love the up close picture of the sculpture as well.
All of this is very interesting. I use to drink Hills Brothers coffee all the time.It's pretty good and this sculpture is really cool!Thanks for sharing the information!http://expressionsneeded.blogspot.com/2013/01/wordless-wednesday-reflecting.htmlHappy WW! :-)
"Good to the last drop" was their slogan.
This is interesting.
That guy is really enjoying his cup of Joe.
Beautiful sculpture and very interesting, too... Great shot (love the second shot)!
Two great captures of a wonderfully lifelike sculpture.
I like the change in perspectives - creative!
While my friend Spero was born in 1915 he was not the designer. The original designer was a San Franciscan named Briggs in honor of vacumn packaging. Spero Anargyros did the sculpture in 1992 when the building underwent restoration.I am so glad that you captured the "Drinking Man" He is one of my favorites of all Spero's work and sits in a delightful little courtyard.
He looks like he's made out of chocolate ... or coffee!
I've never seen such an elaborate sculpture for a coffee place - it's wonderful! Makes me a bit thirsty:) And such a history to boot.
Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting. I, too, really liked the statue because it reminded me of my childhood when Hills Bros had this trademark on their coffee cans. I have not drank this brand of coffee for decades and totally forgot about this unique logo.ArtandArtchitecture-SF: Thank you for the update. The plaque below the statue was not as detailed.
I go by the Hills Brothers building fairly often. :)
Great finds! Visiting late for WW. Hope you'd find time to visit my WW entry.
What a great sculpture!
A wonderful sculpture to Welcome you! Superb capture. Have a lovely day :)
Wow, what a lovely sculpture! I love that you can see the flow of the man's garments so closely.
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