Thursday, December 08, 2011

The most decadent cola commercial ever made.


(via) Es ist verr├╝ckt! 1968. Germany's Afri-Cola. "People consciously enjoying their time." Dig that drug music, man. The nun scene caused Germany Cardinal Josef Frings to mention Afri-cola in connection with the "denigration of the church". Germans. Perverts (nsfw). Related: German ad agency Jung von Matt last year produced the strangest cola print ads I've ever seen.

7 Comments:

Blogger llcooljessie said...

The important messages about cola are just as relevant today as they were in '68.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Cal E. Gula said...

Child's play!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

terrible looking bottle. it needs more texture?

I-)

10:49 AM  
Anonymous @adwatcher said...

German and Austrian ads of that period were insane. Check out this one for a shoe retailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8JuapMsgKc&feature=related

10:51 AM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

The person who did this commercial was Charles Wilp, a famous German designer, photographer, and ad man. He also did the Afri Cola print ads, which were equally whacky. Here's one:

http://tinyurl.com/7qbrhny

Wilp on the set

http://tinyurl.com/7b7g5cm

The Afri Cola commercials can be viewed at the Pinokathek Der Moderne Museum in Munich.

http://tinyurl.com/879kbpw

Did you pay attention to the shape of the bottle?

http://flic.kr/p/7HusBa

An interesting juxtaposition

http://flic.kr/p/9AVJVJ

11:29 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thanks Vinnie and @adwatcher.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Vinnie said...

A cute afri cola commercial from the 50's, which I found after looking thru my bookmarks.

http://youtu.be/9eaeNnss5xo

1:21 PM  

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