|Coke is everywhere! (source)
|In particular: Coca-Cola billboards appear throughout the world (well, maybe not in Antarctica).
Unlike the artists who paint ephemeral murals that appear and disappear on the sides of buildings and many other places in cities, the creators of Coke and other ads are usually not acknowledged. Nor is their creative process discussed, except perhaps in advertising textbooks or other more obscure sources. The extent of the recognition of this art work is astounding. For a history of the Coca-Cola logo see this article: "Trace the 130-year Evolution of the Coca-Cola Logo."
|This Coca-Cola billboard dates from1911 (source)
|You can even buy coke billboards for your model RR layout.
|My favorite soft drink, Diet Coke also figures in plenty of ads. (source)
Along highways and country roads more billboards appeared in the past, but pressure from advocates of natural beauty and scenery have reduced the number of them somewhat. They are still with us wherever we go. It's easy to stop "seeing" them, so I thought I would share with Sami's weekly outdoor art blog event, and also with the weekly drink party at Elizabeth's blog.