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Coca-Cola, a soft drink once laced with cocaine, now has to rely on million-dollar ads to convince you that it can make you feel good. During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola got #MakeItHappy trending on social media with an ad that took aim at cyberbullying and internet trolls. The not-so-subtle implication: The internet could be […]

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In the event that Idiocracy‘s predictions come true and water becomes less common than sports drinks or soda, artist Helmut Smits has us covered. His latest sculptural installation is a machine that converts Coca-Cola into water. With help from the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Group, Smits collaborated on the seemingly useless machine with Martien Würdemann. The machine is gorgeous […]

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On the heels of our parodies of Diet Coke’s accidentally drug-referencing new ads comes this shot-by-shot remake of one of the campaign’s Taylor Swift-featuring TV spot. In the remake, each of the clip’s scenes — the best man preparing for a wedding toast, a college student standing up in a lecture hall, and Swift at […]

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We’re happy that the Coca-Cola company embraced its drug heritage in their new ad campaign. Though they stopped putting cocaine in their soda pop, they’re definitely hinting at it in their tagline. Here’s a little more realistic take on what “you’re on coke” means. (Images: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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The seeds of “America the Beautiful” were planted on a train. In the summer of 1893, Katharine Lee Bates, a 33-year-old English professor at Wellesley College, was traveling from her home in Massachusetts to Colorado, where she would be spending the summer teaching. While on her way, she took in the sights of the country […]

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Facing the apocalyptic possibilities of 2012, some artists are preparing people to off themselves, while others are simply helping them prepare. Last night in London, a runway model for designer Vivienne Westwood demonstrated how easily an old Coke can is turned into stylish glasses, perfect to prevent snow or sun blindness depending on what end-of-world […]

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As if Coca Cola lovers needed any more reminders about soda’s heart-stopping potential, designer Dzmitry Samal created a new geometric can concept composed of ominous little coffin shapes. |The Dieline| […]

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Japanese streetwear brand NEIGHBORHOOD has released a corporate can collaboration that actually makes Mountain Dew’s “Green Label Art” bottles look good. Hollowly shilling for Coke Zero, the “technical apparel” makers co-branded a soda can, USB-stick, tote bag, and t-shirts with the slogan, “Forever Zero, Zero Forever.” But as Hypebeast points out, the pile of schwag […]

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In 2003, Mayor Bloomberg took a sweet sip and christened Snapple the “official beverage of New York City,” as part of an unsuccessful marketing agreement giving the beverage giant exclusive rights to peddle high fructose corn syrup-laden drinks to the city’s schoolchildren. Now with that contract completed, the city is free to change course and […]

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A Virgin Mary sculpture mixing religion and pop culture has sparked some controversy outside Syracause. “Bebe Coca,” a paper-mache sculpture of the Virgin of Guadalupe by artist Geri Keil, uses a glass Coca-Cola bottle for the body, the artist’s allusion to the “mishmash of cultures” in Mexico. But a local church group is so insulted […]

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