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The loins of your fruit

The loins of your fruit

Valentine’s Day. A day of universal love. A time for couples of all ages to celebrate their mutual affection through a romantic meal, flowers or some chocs picked up from the 24-hour garage. Not so in Nanjing, China, where one vendor has given his peaches a cheeky twist. (Well picked, Phil.)

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Lights, camera, cheers!

Lights, Camera, Cheers

Butch and Sundance. Riggs and Murtaugh. Buzz and Woody. Jake and Elwood, Garth and Wayne (schwing). Hollywood’s seen some pretty epic teamwork over the years, but none are more innovative than Grolsch’s latest partnership with the film business.

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Dadvertising

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The bumbling fool putting on a nappy backwards. The lazy oaf who’s left the DIY job untouched for five years. The snoring ogre, fast asleep while his kids wreck the house.

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Music to your beers

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Is it a boombox? Is it a crate of beers? Happily, it’s both. This is the latest packaging from Beck’s, designed to hold a six-pack of beers and look uber cool at the same time. (Bottoms up, Damo.)

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Drink inside the box

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When is a box not a box? When it’s a table, of course. To help Nikka Whisky stand out on European shelves, international distributor La Maison du Whisky has given it some snazzy new packaging that can be configured into a variety of shapes.

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A stimulating read

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Anyone fancy a brew?

Four words that are often whispered in our studios around the world. Saying it any louder can result in an order that would challenge even the most skilful of baristas. But following their alarm-clock cap Nescafe have found another innovative way to help people enjoy a nice brew. (Chink chink, Damo.)

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Quintessentially manly branding

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You can imagine the marketing men for New England brewery Narrangansett muttering, “We’re gonna need a bigger brand.”

Enter Quint, the squint-eyed, shark-hunting antihero from Jaws. Played with chilling charisma by Robert Shaw, he embodies pure manliness on the open seas. And he also glugs down a ‘Gansett or two during the movie.

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Get slashed, get sloshed

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It’s a brave brand that puts forward pack designs without words or visuals. But then, if your brand’s all about fierceness, you’ve got to prove you’ve got balls.

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The dog’s bottles

BrewDog has just opened its first shop, BottleDog (see what they did there).

Describing itself as your ‘one-stop-shop for all things craft beer in London’, BottleDog stocks over 250 craft beers, as well as ‘growler’ refills (that’s ‘flask’ to you and me), and equipment and advice for home brewing.

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Wash and Grow

Every so often the shampoo industry discovers a new ingredient that changes the market. Game-changers like aloe vera, jojoba oil, cucumber extract, and pomegranate seeds. Well now we could be adding Triple, venti, half sweet, non-fat, caramel macchiato to that list. Sort of.

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