Friday, June 13, 2014

Drawing Challenge / Coca Cola

A pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia conjured up the recipe for Coca Cola in 1886, and the rest is history.  From what I understand, you don't even mention the word Pepsi here.  I can't vouch for this story but someone told me that a delivery driver for Coca Cola was fired after someone tattled that he had a Pepsi during his lunch break.  I find that hard to believe because I have yet to see a Pepsi product available for purchase anywhere in Atlanta.  

We see Coca Cola murals, billboards, and products around the city more than any other.  As the kids are avid bottle cap collectors, we are finding these bottle caps everywhere!

If you have a few minutes listen to this episode of This American Life.  Ira Glass claims to have found the original recipe!  

Please visit Ariane,  Nadine, Veronica, Susan, Tania, Patrice, Eric, Joke, and Sally to see what they came up with.  I am curious to know what kind of relationship y'all have with Coca Cola.  Frankly, I can't drink it.  It makes me a bit nauseous.  


CERULEAN said...

These buttons look a little like pop art. All the coke images (especially the older ones) have become such icons.
And drinking a pepsy there sounds like plaing with fire.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I love these bottle caps.... & agree with Cerulean that they are very pop art. Thank you for hosting this fun challenge.

nadine paduart said...

i may actually sit down and listen in to that program, if i can get my 'hind behind my studio table anytime soon, it'll be fun.
and i like a coke, from time to time. chases my nausea {which may also be its original purpose, not? but here's funny: i can't tell the difference between a pepsi and a coke, but that's just me!!...
lovely to hear from you from atlanta!n♥

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Rachel,
day by day a coke, 7 times, round 'n round in Atlanta? No Pepsi, Afri or Fritz? Only in your art great! Yeah, looks very pop :)
I will follow your link still.

Thank you for hosting, Hon!
Great, that you are here, again :-*

xo Ariane.

Patrice A. said...

this is very Andy Warhol-ish ;^))
i like it very much
clear, clean and simple
i had no idea this week
so i published a picture of where
you can find coca cola in our household ;^))

Patrice A,

Ariane Reichardt said...

Hi Rachel,
there is *Joke Konings* playing with us! Please visit her at her blog:


Veronica Roth said...

Love these Rachel! I'm not a pop drinker at all but, probably because I have a CMNS degree, love and admire the branding. Coke, absolute vodka, nike...all brilliant. Thank you so much for a fun, and (for me) challenging challenge. :) 11971

L I V E · A R T said...

How fun, Veronica sent me. I actually thought I read somewhere that original Coca cola was made with small amounts of cocaine? I don't know but that could account for the driver being fired. I personally drink very little soda and if I do, it's over ice and no calories.

I have to think about a creative post for this challenge subject. A drawing challenge is a great idea inspiration. Cheers !

Unknown said...

Pop Art ore plop art. I love the buttons. So colourful. Must be special to live in a town that is te birthplace of coca-cola

Kristen Donegan said...

Wonderful and unique theme Rachel- so sorry I missed it but it has been fun seeing what everyone has made of this beverage- good and bad...which is always the fun part :)
Love your "pop" caps - best Kristen

Unknown said...

Hi, Rachel - this was a fun challenge for me, a real walk into the past. Your line of caps makes me think of Warhol's soup cans!
Happy week - Sus

tanïa said...

Pepsi? What's Pepsi?? ;-D
One of my first thoughts on this theme was Warhol and pop art. You put it perfectly into pictures! I love the simplicity of your drawing, it's so reduced and still says all. Is there anyone in the world that doesn't know Coca Cola? Not many people, I guess... And yes, of course: bottle caps!! I remember a time when tiny collectible pictures of pop stars were on the inside of coke caps! Always fun to discover which singer was there!
Sorry for being late this time, but I finally made it. Yeah!

Patrice A. said...

i am the host again
and hope you will join ;^))

nadine paduart said...

we will be at it again... if you like : the DC {drawing challenges} is back. come and check out our new theme. you are very welcome. n♥

Patrice A. said...

and again i am hosting
and so, SO hope
you will join this DC


Anonymous said...

It's too funny that there was a drawing challenge for coca cola! I totally did a coca cola watercolor the other day and posted it to instagram. I wanted to share it with you:


Peggy Ray said...

Well done! And Andy Warholish!