Coca-Cola Art: Relax with the Pause that Refreshes

Over the years, the Coca-Cola Company has had many slogans in their advertising campaigns, inviting people to take a moment off from their hasty activity: 1924 – “Pause and Refresh Yourself”; 1926 – “Stop at the Red Sign”; 1927 – “Around the Corner from Anywhere. At the Little Red Sign”; 1929 – “The Pause that Refreshes”; 1941 – “A Stop That Belongs On Your Daily Timetable”; 1947 – “Relax With The Pause That Refreshes”…

Today, more than ever, we lead fast paced lives and don’t take a break as often as we should. We continue to work over lunch time to finish a presentation or take some deadline work with us on our weekends or vacation. There’s always something that keeps us going.
But even in these hectic times, we still feel the need to take some quality time off. A pause is the ideal time to spend time with the people you love, to go outside and discover the beauty of nature, hang out with friends, watch the waves at the beach, have an ice-cold Coca-Cola, tell and listen to stories, take a long run in the park, light some incense, go to bed with a nice book or movie, listen to our favorite music, lay down and close our eyes. Enjoy & chill out!

Graphic artist Zoolo Boy came up with this design of a Coca-Cola traffic light. It doesn’t stop traffic, time or deadline stress, but it’s pretty cool. If you like the vector illustration, you can download the Illustrator eps file from the zoolo.net website.

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Forever Friends

“Coca-Cola’, the worldwide symbol of friendship”, “The pause that brings friends together”. Capturing the spirit of friendship, togetherness and love has always been part of ‘Coca-Cola’. When ice-cold ‘Coca-Cola’ appears, friendship enters the picture. A lot of the Coke advertisements focus on this warm moments.

Friends. They inspire you to be the best you can be, make a difference in your life, offer support, raise your spirit, understand you…
Friendship is the strangest but greatest thing in the world. You could spend hours with your friends doing nothing at all and it can be the best time of your life, just because it was with them. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by our friends.

Over tinkling glasses, minds meet and hearts get closer together. In virtually every corner of the globe, generations of families, friends and neighbors join together to enjoy a Coke.

Be Really Refreshed

“Here’s the way to feel refreshed” was a slogan that caught the eye from magazine readers in the 1940s. “Your thirst takes wings when you treat it with to an ice-cold Coca-Cola”. Even the busiest man in the world comes up smiling after ‘the pause that refreshes’.

From the earliest days, ‘Coca-Cola’ has a very simple purpose, and that is to offer people of the world a moment out of the day to relax, to enjoy and to be refreshed.

The feeling when you drink an ice-cold ‘Coke’ from that traditional curvy glass bottle on a steamy hot day is one of those things you never forget or fail to appreciate. Your whole body relaxes as that caramel-like sweetness hits your tongue and is followed by that wonderfully pleasant burn as it hits the back of your throat and is finally welcomed by your stomach as it quenches your thirst. That, my friends, is refreshment!

Here you can see some amazing images from those early days…

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