These paintings feature my interpretations of some of the more memorable mid-20th century coffee can packaging I've come across while treasure hunting and researching.

As a graphic designer working mostly with the Specialty Coffee industry, I am inspired by the richly optimistic visual language that was embraced in these early coffee packaging designs, and the often anonymous creative hands behind them.

The paintings also act as a reminder to me that beauty is subjective and fleeting. Everything changes. Nothing gold CAN stay, so you might as well enjoy the ride.

-Katy V. Meehan

On display at our Durham shop now through the end of August. See more of Katy's paintings and design work at

Katy is also the designer behind our new logo, and our new coffee packaging which you'll find on shelves later this Summer!