Merit x DRY BONES STUDIO Cardinal Diner
Merit x DRY BONES STUDIO Cardinal Diner
Merit x DRY BONES STUDIO Cardinal Diner

Merit x DRY BONES STUDIO Cardinal Diner

Regular price $15.00
There's something about drinking coffee from a classic diner. These iconic diners – with their natural ivy color, C-handle, and heavy curved body – elicit an emotional and at times nostalgia. This is where we started. Nothing fancy, but definitely reliable. You can feel it in the diner's weight.

On the front, they have custom hand-drawn art from Cory Lee Snyder – a cardinal sitting on a coffee cup with the phrase "A good cup is all you need." Sometimes in life, something as simple as a good cup of coffee can make all the difference in the world. 

Behind The Design

We're so stoked to introduce y'all to Cory Lee Snyder of Dry Bones Studio. Cory is a freelance designer who just moved to Texas from Florida. His ability to capture powerful concepts and simplify them in an art form is truly inspiring. A lover of coffee & design - we hit it off right away and commissioned 3 different projects with him, this being the first.

Cory Lee Snyder Dry Bones Studio


"A lot of my mornings in texas have been over a good cup of coffee, warming up with some doodling seeing a lot of cardinals in our bird feeder. So I’d say this represents some of my favorite parts of the illustration, and that’s making sketches/ideas over a good cup of coffee.

Cory Lee Snyder Dry Bones
Original sketch

Over the years, I’ve always been drawn to Sailor Jerry style and most traditional tattoo artwork. I’ve always loved work that combines simplicity and the use of negative space well. Combing that with bold messages in a very simple design is something I’m constantly developing to get better at and is where I’d say my style derives from."
Make sure to follow Cory on Instagram @dry_bones_studio


We ship freshly roasted coffee within 1-2 business days. Our standard business hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM (Central Time).

NOTE: Once your order has been fulfilled by Merit and the shipping carrier has possession, it is out of our hands. The risk of loss passes to you once Merit has delivered your item(s) to the shipping carrier. We are not responsible for any shipping delays or problems once your order has been shipped. If you do have any problems (ie. your package is said to have been delivered, but its not there) please reach out to the carrier directly.