It seems Coca-Cola is really pulling out all the stops with its new aluminum bottle designs.
These are visually stunning designs and show off the superior decorating possibilities using aluminum bottles. You just can’t execute these designs using glass. No wonder artists are using these aluminum bottles as canvases!
Coca Cola Aluminum Bottles
Coca Cola Aluminum Cans
Here’s an interesting design for their aluminum can. Notice the classic Coca-Cola bottle outline in the last can 🙂
Coca Cola Olympic Aluminium Bottles
Most people in the USA would probably have missed this bit of news about Coca-Cola’s new aluminium bottles.
First – because the news articles used the British spelling – aluminium. And second, because the USA does not seem to be a priority when it comes to news about new aluminum bottles launched in Europe.
This new series of aluminum bottles was created for the UK Olympics and consists of eight aluminum bottles of different designs.
The new bottles were designed for Coca-Cola and Coke Zero and feature the classic colors of Coca Cola mixed with the colors of the Union Jack.
It’s hard to tell but it seems Coca- Cola has developed special packaging featuring all eight bottles.
They are definitely collectors’ items.
Hopefully, I get to see them here in the USA, if only on ebay.
Gaultier Aluminum Bottle
I’m not exactly sure when this Diet Coke aluminum bottle designed by Jean Paul Gaultier was launched.
But I must admit this is the prettiest aluminum bottle I’ve seen ever. The aluminum bottle collection is themed, “Night & Day” and has the familiar Gaultier female form which is in fact how the original Coca Cola was shaped. Older folks will sometimes say that a woman has “a Coca Cola figure” as a compliment.
I only wish that Gaultier would use aluminum bottles to package his perfumes. After all, it is well known that aluminum bottles can better protect the precious essential essences in perfumes from the effects of sunlight and oxidation. And of course, give the price of these perfumes, it makes sense to make sure that they last, and aluminum bottles will do a far better job than glass bottles.
The Gaultier bottle is also an excellent example of the decorating possibilities of aluminum bottles. If you take a look at the bottle, you’ll notice that the bottle’s sides are actually quite straight and not curvy like the original Coke bottle. I may be wrong ; perhaps this aluminum bottle is actually narrower in the middle (BTW – you can double click on the image to see an enlarged image of the aluminum bottle).
By drawing a curvy woman’s corset, and with masterful use of line and color, the Gaultier aluminum bottles look almost as sexy and curvy as the Gaultier perfume bottles.
In a previous post, I wrote that it would be advisable to keep your expensive perfumes in the fridge to keep them from losing the essences too quickly. If Gaultier packaged his perfumes in aluminum bottles, then you can store both your Diet Coke and Gaultier perfumes in the fridge 🙂
Coors is releasing a new aluminum bottle for the summer – the Coors Light Silver Bullet – with an all silver design.
They have an interesting promotion to hype their new 1-pint aluminum bottle. They hired a couple of artists to make 3-D street paintings of the new bottle.
The optical illusion occurs when passers-by pose by the paintings. Check out the video below and wait until the end. It’s amazing. Strangely enough, after all the painstaking work, the artists get rid of the entire painting, just like Tibetan monks would destroy a mandala 🙂