Acclaimed artist Kadir Nelson has created a special set of Coca-Cola artwork in celebration of Black History Month. The art combines original illustrations by Nelson, with original poetry by R&B artist Musiq Soulchild. Some of the art is on display this month at our headquarters in Atlanta, and some was made into wall murals around town in Atlanta. While Kadir was here this week, we sat down to ask him what it was like working with Coke, and what inspired him. He even tells us about his memories growing up with Coke in his grandmother’s store. See the interview below:
You’ll see a few of these pieces in magazines such as Ebony, Essence and O, The Oprah Magazine, and I’m told that a limited-edition piece illustrated by Nelson featuring NBA All Star LeBron James will be available in SUPERVALU grocery stores across the country. Get them while you can!
Want to see more on Kadir Nelson? Go to www.kadirnelson.com.
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