Adhemas (aka Ademilson Batista) is a 26-year-old graphic designer and illustrator based in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lives with his wife and two children. Adhemas discloses his Latin origin as most of his work has a warm, southern vibe. His designs are very colorful and the rounded and swirling lines express this feeling even more. There are no boundaries to his creativity - he's been working in the digital market for ten years, and also gathered extensive art direction experience from different Brazilian agencies. Adhemas' distinctive visual style has earned him multiple advertising awards, including two LIAA Gold Statuettes, a gold medal in El Ojo de la Íbero-Americana, the One Show Festival's Award of Merit, and the Flash Forward Award for his website work for Havaianas. In his spare time Adhemas is volunteering his skills to create posters for public campaigns and art projects.

Büro Destruct

With the aim to encourage and promote young artists, HGB Fideljus created the Destruct Agentur in 1992. Teaming up with art director Lopetz in 1994, the "art agency" changed into the graphic design bureau destruct or "Büro Destruct" (BD), as it is known today. The current team consists of 5 members: MBrunner, H1reber, Heiwid, Moritz and Lopetz.
The design work of BD consists largely of printed matter ranging from corporate identities, logotypes, ads, books, record-sleeves, cd-covers, posters and flyers...
A speciality of Büro Destruct is creating typefaces. Their first book offered a retrospective on the bureau's work from 1994 to 1999. The popular "Electronic Plastic" book in 2000 was followed in 2001 by the project: "Narita Inspected”, a roundup of contemporary graphic designers in Japan, researched and designed by BD. In 2002, Büro Destruct opened their design-shop called "Büro Discount" in Zurich.
In 2004, Büro Destruct released their second personal book with works from the last four years. Even though Büro Destruct often seems weird and precise enough to look Japanese, they're still located in Bern, the small and unsuspected capital of Switzerland.


Pixecute is the Jakarta-based design studio founded by Gigih Budi Abadi, one of the rising names of the local graphic scene. Pixecute works on various projects, ranging from brochure design to visual identities, from art exhibitions to packaging, from pixel-style images to interactive design. Personal projects such as the ‘Motion Cute” books and the award-winning “Kampong Kites” website, are dedicated to exploring visual expressions and to reflect the ebbs and flows of being creative. Gigih Abadi: “I do my best work when I have a free hand. I like to push the concept in a surprising way. For me, the content is as important as the image. My favorite pieces of art are those where the graphics tell a real story and make a meaningful statement.”

Armchair & Josh Boston

For the Coke Side of Life Remix posters, Armchair Media’s creative director Stefán Kjartansson has collaborated with a team of like-minded artists including Siggi Eggertsson, Paul Pope and Josh Boston.

Josh Boston was born on a farm in the middle part of the U.S. and grew up writing stories, sketching, playing video games, and winning chess tournaments. He also grew to be taller than anybody you know. He is one of those self-taught wunderkinds you hear of from time to time. No matter, he says that, “Books are pretty much like school anyway.” Of course, it does help a bit to have a great mentor and hangman, and Josh’s was Mike Cina of the art and design collective youworkforthem.

Mr. Boston currently lives in Southern California, and works for the Lambesis Agency, running between identity work and advertising. He also loves theology, waterslides, drawing letters, and filling canvases with pretty shapes.

DJ Spinbalon

DJ Spinbalon is the artist name of the multi-talented designer Yker Moreno Von Kockritz. With skills in illustration, animation and typography, Moreno likes to discover new graphic ways by mixing everything up. When he works on personal projects he lets himself be guided by random ideas: an old image he has seen in a magazine, a tag on a wall, a song that is playing on the radio, pictures of tattoos from the internet… He thinks it’s important to approach graphics and animation with a great sense of style, humor, creativity and authenticity.
Moreno feels inspired by popular culture like MTV, rock & “pop hop”, board art & street fashion… And of course by his other design buddies from his hometown Caracas. A lot of his artworks represent spontaneous and vivid scribbles and sincere sketches. Moreno approaches the world in a variety of ways and techniques – with a pen, paint, a scanner, programs as Photoshop and Illustrator. Some of his artworks look like colorful explosions of paint, other ones are complex and detailed black & white drawings. In recent years, Moreno has also become art director of Buck, the multi-award winning animation studio from Los Angeles.

Coca-Cola Christmas Art

The imaginative portraits of the “Coca-Cola Santa Claus” that Haddon Sundblom painted over a span of 33 years forever changed the world’s perception of the North Pole’s most-famous resident. From Sundblom’s brush strokes emerged the quintessential look of Santa Claus that, over time, would be adopted by people around the world as the popular image of Father Christmas. Though he was not the first artist to create an image of Santa Claus for Coca-Cola advertising, Sundblom’s version became the standard for other renditions of Saint Nick and is the most-enduring and widespread depiction of the holiday icon to this day.
Source: Magazine USA

'Coca-Cola Remix' by RockAndRoll Agency

'Coca-Cola Remix' by Idokungfoo

Coca-Cola Art: Jean-Pierre Muller

The Belgian Jean Pierre Muller has developed a process that tends to assume the relation to painting as well as integrating elements of contemporary culture that oppose it. His work, given rhythm by colour, is essentially urban.
Playing on cross-purposes, Muller endeavours to confuse visual, cultural and conceptual issues. Photography, drawing, silk screen, painting merge, gestural and mechanical interventions meet to offer a vision of the world with numerous readings, combining History of art and consumption subcultures.

Over the years, Mullers work has taken multiple forms: small intimate pictures or monumental paintings, volumes ("Mullairplanes" and "Mulldings", painted busts,...) or triptych fences, until integrating the surrounding space (the creation of a temple to the city for the exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Saragossa, the integration of paintings in Brussels nightscape for the "One night in Sagacity" event,...).

Collaborations and confrontations with other creators play a particular part in Mullers work's evolution. One thinks here for instance of the invitation made to ten visual artists to conceive a huge fresco for Algiers' Beaux-Arts, or the confrontation-exhibition with Czech painter Mirek Kaufman at the Belgian Cultural Centre in Prague, or the "Sunrise Surprise" event with New York jazz musician Anthony Coleman.

Southbank Expo

Coca-Cola Art: Creation of the Artwork

Sir Peter Blake - Artist at Work

The Father of The Pop Art movement in Britain, Sir Peter Blake is probably best known for his Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Beatles album cover. He continues to pursue his love of music with album covers for Paul Weller, and portraits of Robbie Williams and Ian Dury, and his prolific fine art career ensures regular exhibitions and retrospectives at The National Gallery. He received a knighthood from the Queen in recognition of his achievements.

Augustus 2007, Sir Peter Blake has been commissioned by Coca-Cola UK to create a stunning piece of pop art celebrating "Summer on the Coke side of life". Here you can see some video stills.

Sir Peter Blake signing off his artwork.

Details from the ‘Coke Side of Life’ artwork.

Sir Peter Blake at work on the Southbank, London.

The Coca-Cola Art project is getting huge press coverage.

The artist and his work.

Special thanks to Lexis PR.

Coke Art is Everywhere

The launch of "The Coke Side of Life" in the UK was a real "Street Art" event. The Coke Art was everywhere, even in the most unexpected places: on the back of a bus, on posters, billboards, electronic displays, ...
Here you can see some video stills from the London launch.

Special thanks to Lexis PR.

Delicious & Refreshing

In this video, you can see a compilation of the early Coca-Cola artworks - always delicious & refreshing!

For over 120 years Coca-Cola has made it's impression on the advertising profession. As a true pioneer, Coke has continued to stay a step above normal advertising, and has always seemed to be able to `key its advertising to the mood of society'.

The first marketing effort was made in 1892, with a budget around $11,000 which was a great amount to be spent on advertising in that age. With that money, Coca-Cola hired sales men to travel around the country to promote the product for Soda Fountain owners to buy. In order to do this, Coca-Cola offered the fountain owners free merchandise such as decorative clocks, porcelain fountain urns, prescription scales, prescription cabinets, and showcases, all of which displayed the Coca-Cola name. They also handed out sample coupons so that people could try Coca-Cola for free.
Some years later the Coca-Cola advertising budget reached $500,000. In 1909, Coca-Cola was considered the best advertised article of the year.

Source: AmeriCola (Susie Derkins)

Sir Peter Blake

"Summer on the Coke Side of Life" MAKING OF VIDEO
In this video you can see Blake and his team creating the 7m high work of art on the SouthBank. Blake's enthusiasm for the project shows in his large-scale piece; it is at once an icon for Coke and for his signature style.


The Southbank of the River Thames is one of London's most vibrant locations; jugglers, mime artists, silver human statues, this place has got the lot. But what would happen it you added the Godfather of UK Pop Art and creator of the legendary Sgt. Peppers album cover, Sir Peter Blake?

Photography by Russell+, Flickr. All Rights Reserved.

Last Summer, Sir Peter Blake has been commissioned by Coca-Cola UK to create a stunning piece of pop art celebrating "Summer on the Coke Side of Life". Here you can see the end result.

Photo by Slimmer_Jimmer, Flickr. All Rights Reserved.

Trick or Treat?

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. 2,000 years ago, Celts believed that on the night before their new year (November 1), the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred and the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. During the Samhain celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins.

In Ireland, where Halloween originated, bonfires are lit as they were in the days of the Celts, and all over the country, children get dressed up in costumes and spend the evening "trick-or-treating" in their neighborhoods. After trick-or-treating, most people attend parties with neighbors and friends. At the parties, many games are played, including "snap-apple," a game in which an apple on a string is tied to a doorframe or tree and players attempt to bite the hanging apple.

Today, Halloween, is still celebrated today in countries around the globe. In Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, All Souls' Day, the third day of the three-day Hallowmas observance, is the most important part of the celebration for many people. In the UK and several other European countries, the US and Canada, Halloween, which was once a frightening and superstitious time of year, is celebrated with fun for all ages.