Chipotle Mexican Grill has made a gift of a complete set of its Cultivating Thought Series—short texts by acclaimed authors printed on paper cups and bags—to the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library. The series is the brainchild of author Jonathan Safran Foer, who also serves as its curator. It presents the thoughts of authors and comedians on Chipotle cups and bags, each cup illustrated by a different artist. Authors in the series include Julia Alvarez, Augusten Burroughs, Jeffrey Eugenides, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Amy Tan and many others.
Chipotle’s gift of the Cultivating Thought Series continues and extends this collecting tradition in the Yale Collection of American Literature, insuring these works will remain available to readers and to scholars seeking to understand something of the relationship between literature and innovative marketing at a moment in history when reading and literary production are in tremendous upheaval.
Direct to Yale OPAC and the Holding Record
Hat Tip: The Atlantic