Designer of Iconic “Jazz” Pattern Revealed
An Internet sleuth — or hero, depending on how you look at it — tracked down the original designer of the “Jazz” pattern.
This iconic pattern appears on disposable cups, plates, and bowls across the country — at fried seafood joints and ice cream shops, and everywhere in between.
Of course, this crowd-sourced investigative journey started on a Reddit thread. From this thread, it was discovered that the design was first created by a woman named Gina at the Sweetheart Cup Company in Springfield, Missouri.
Writer Thomas Gounley, of News-Leader, then went to great lengths to find out the rest of the story, almost giving up after reaching a bunch of dead ends, until he came across a tweet from someone claiming to be the daughter of the “Gina” in question.
That tweet lead Gounley to Gina Ekiss, who designed the pattern when “an internal contest to design a new stock image for the company was announced in 1989.”
Phew! Now we can all rest easy tonight.
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