Posted in good design, things we like by hemmant jha on September 21, 2010


If you’ve lived in New York, you know Zabar’s – it’s that simple. They’ve been around for over 70 years, and it’s where we bought our Chemex coffee maker ten years ago. There’s a small cafe next door to the main store, where we’ve often stopped by for a cheese danish, and countless cups of coffee and hot chocolate. None of what the cafe serves is exciting or surprising, but it’s consistently good. And that’s what makes Zabar’s particularly refreshing, especially in New York – in contrast to the pace of this city, it’s a wonderfully stable and reliable counterpoint.

And there’s the Zabar’s logo / icon / mark – it still looks great after all these years. It’s not timeless in the same way as Paul Rand’s work, but it’s pretty fantastic. Anyone know where it came from? Who designed it?


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  1. 208 « thinkmore said, on September 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    […] it’s location right by Zabar’s, H&H has been frequented by members of this company. While Mr.Levine has the luxury of living […]

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