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5 Artists Who Will Transform How You See Coca-Cola

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Oil paint. Spraypaint. Acrylics. Charcoal. Ink. Crates. Wood. Canvas. Metal. Just a few of the many mediums and materials artists have used to bring Coca-Cola to life in their work. Given the brand's impact on popular culture over the last 130 years, it’s no surprise that it has been a source of inspiration for artists from around the world. Meet five talented artists who have used their distinct styles to visually interpret Coca-Cola. Kate Brinkworth Step

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Celebrating the Champs: The Storied History of Coke's Commemorative Sports Cans (and Bottles)

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Of the many spoils and accolades Clemson fans enjoyed after the team won college football's national championship – the school’s first in 35 years – with a last-second touchdown, one had a distinctly Coca-Cola flavor. Limited-edition commemorative Coca-Cola cans celebrating the Tigers’ triumph will begin to appear in store shelves next week. They’re the latest in a long line of special cans and bottles Coke has produced over the years to honor sports

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The Story of the Coca-Cola Polar Bears: How Man's Best Friend Provided the Creative Inspiration Behind the Beloved Icons

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One day in 1992, Ken Stewart was brainstorming ideas for what he hoped would become the next great Coca-Cola commercial when four-legged inspiration came barreling into his Los Angeles office. His trusty Labrador Retriever, Morgan, gave him the creative spark he’d been looking for. “The brain quickly started to kick in,” Stewart recalled. “I always thought Morgan looked like a polar bear... I used to call him the polar bear puppy or the baby polar

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The 21st Century Evolution of Model Railroading

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San Diego's Model Railroad Museum is packed with nostalgic displays of turn-of-the-century locomotives, hand-soldered copper ties and roadside scenes of timbered trestles, vintage Coca-Cola billboards and corner cafes with interiors so detailed they have tables with placemats and thimble-sized napkin dispensers. But in 2015, when the museum began to build a garden railway to mark the centennial of Balboa Park, it turned to an

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DIY Coca-Cola Advent Candles

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First one, then two, then three, then four... Advent is at the door, and we’re now well into the holiday decoration frenzy. This year, there is one thing that can't be missing: real Coca-Cola candles. And the good news is you can make them yourself with the following step-by-step guide: You need the following for four Coca-Cola candles: 27 long white candles 4 empty, clean and dry Coca-Cola 20-oz. PET bottles (with the labels carefully taken off;

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Bottles and Beyond: Share a Coke Online Store Now Includes Licensed Apparel, Merchandise and More

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ShareaCoke.com, which has sold more than 1 million personalized bottles of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero since launching in the spring of 2015, has expanded its inventory to include licensed apparel, collectibles and more – just in time for the holiday shopping season. The eCommerce site recently merged with Coca-ColaStore.com, giving fans a one-stop shop for a full array of licensed merchandise. Combining the two sites will help the company

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Happy Coca-Cola Collector Couple Ties the Knot

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Simon Baybrooke-Gibbens is a self-confessed Coca-Cola geek. We caught up with him recently at the Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in London to ask him about his collection – and found out how Coca-Cola was a big part of his recent wedding. The Web designer – "Si" to his friends – is British, but just got married in Alabama. But first he and his now-bride, Claire, stopped off for a bit of shopping at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. They bought

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Coca-Cola Escape Room Opens in Romania

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A newly opened Coca-Cola Escape Room in Bucharest, Romania, gives fans the chance to unravel some the mysteries of the world’s best-known brand. The experience was specifically designed for Romania in collaboration with Captive Escape Room. Groups of players enter a specially themed Coca-Cola room loaded with clues and little-known secrets about the 130-year-old brand, and must rely on teamwork to decipher the puzzles. They can escape the room only

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Meet ‘Captain’ Shimoyama: Japan’s No. 1 Coca-Cola Collector

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Yoshimi Shimoyama, affectionately known as “Captain” among friends and colleagues, was born in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture in 1947 and loves nothing more than the sea and America. At age 15, he left his hometown for Tokyo, establishing Joymark Design at age 22. In 1979, he launched the popular Boat House clothing brand, and later released other well-known labels, including Captain Santa. Shimoyama is also known for scouring the globe to build a collection

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#JXJBirmingham: Finding Unexpected Stories on the Road

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Before we officially hit the road for #JourneyxJourney, we were often asked which stops we were most looking forward to seeing. And there were plenty to choose from; we’d first begun planning our route nearly a year prior, and by the time we were ready to go, we’d built up a carefully scheduled itinerary of more than 20 stops across three weeks. But within this precise schedule, we’d also been careful to leave space for the unplanned; time for serendipitous

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