Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Coke Gremlins Spot Update... Cat Piano!

If you enjoyed Mother London's "Organ Player" spot for Coke I posted the other day, there's more about them at CokeCreatures.com. The best part might be the biographies of all 10 characters over on their Flickr page. They have given each a personality, two that I like are the dimwits Crétin and Tincré, yes they sound about as dimwitted as they look. There's also a Facebook page and various other gimcrack.

The song from the commercial is available on iTunes in the U.K.

Meanwhile, some bloggers are wondering whether the whole campaign was inspired by this German cat piano from the 1600s. Yes, you read that correctly, "Cat Piano".

This crazy musical instrument was designed in 1650 by
Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century German Jesuit scholar.

The piano was designed to raise the spirits of an Italian prince who was too stressed out. The musician would select cats whose voices were at different pitches then arrange them in the pens accordingly. The piano delivered sharp pokes into the tails of the cats.


Anonymous said...

Yes! I love this! Thanks for sharing it! I'm going to check out the www.cokecreatures.com site now. It's such a weird/cool ad for Coke!

Naomi said...

Hi it says that the song from the advert is available on itunes in the UK but i cant find it on itunes anywhere can you please help cheers. Naomi

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