Like many pop art pictures, vintage coffee art often features some form of typography. These works often name the company, as seen in the beverage print 'Labrador Coffee Co.' by Ryan Fowler, although some dramatic vintage coffee art uses a more complex form of typography, like in 'Victoria Arduino, 1922' Leonetto Cappiello.
Beverage prints were often used as unique advertisement posters and are highly popular forms of modern art. These works have experienced a resurgence of popularity among modern art enthusiasts within the last decade and are some of the fastest growing examples of beverage art available. Due to the tradition of unique advertisement posters featuring this beverage, vintage coffee art is being reinvented by modern vintage artists who are looking for new ways to portray a classic art subject.
Whimsical images are often seen in vintage coffee art. These works are often fairly simple and have flat colors. Unlike other forms of vintage coffee art, whimsical coffee images are often associated with modern artists reinterpretation of the original advertisement posters. Works like 'Cat Coffee No City' by Ryan Fowler is characteristic of these pop art pictures.