Soda Caps: A study in retro design
August 8, 2003 8:08 PM   Subscribe

Old soda caps sold by "the bottle cap man" provide a great web gallery of retro design. I wish I knew the histories of these obscure drinks. Warning: hundreds of thumbnail-sized pictures.
posted by pinto (10 comments total)
mmmmmm I could go for some refreshing soda-pop right now

Thank God it is Artificial Favor!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:13 PM on August 8, 2003

Bert! Oh, Bert!

Great link! Thanks pinto!
posted by jazon at 9:09 PM on August 8, 2003

I like Like.
posted by wsg at 10:55 PM on August 8, 2003

And if you're ever in Los Angeles and you're hankering for obscure soda pop, be sure to drop by the soda pop stop, the largest collection of obscure and retro sodas I've ever seen.
posted by jonson at 11:01 PM on August 8, 2003

Probably a big hit back in the days of prohibition
posted by milnak at 12:31 AM on August 9, 2003

prohibition??? Why am I posting at 12:30AM? I meant to say segregation.
posted by milnak at 12:32 AM on August 9, 2003

Cool, reminds me of the Fake Dr Pepper page devoted to store brand Dr Pepper.
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:58 AM on August 9, 2003

[this is great] - thanks so much.

Here's one you might like :-
The Art of the Bottle Cap. 'Bottle-cap art, long a poor cousin to tramp art, quilting and other established folk crafts, is finally achieving a measure of collectable respectability. Though still a scavenger art whose modest aspirations, rough edges and obscure origins baffle the uninitiated, it is no longer strictly a sideshow inspiring only hard- core aficionados ... ' ... don't miss the Bottle Cap Inn.
posted by plep at 3:40 PM on August 9, 2003

Mmmm, sterilicious...

posted by backOfYourMind at 10:18 PM on August 9, 2003

...and some swedish caps for you all to enjoy.

BTW, cool link, pinto!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:54 PM on August 10, 2003

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