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Quiky by yankeedog Quiky by yankeedog
Who couldn't use a Quiky every now and then? It's refreshing and Never Tires the Taste!

Quiky was a soft drink that first appeared in the 1940's. It was a Grapefruit & Lemon soda whose advertising slogan in the 1960's was "Tart 'n Tangy". The brand seems to have disappeared from the softdrink wars in the 1960's. I'm guessing that this might be a 1950's ad.

This ad was on a building next to the 31st Street Bridge in Pittsburgh and was recently painted over.
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SIDECARCYCLE Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I remember seeing many ghost ads growing up, especially at times if a building was torn down an ad would be exposed on the wall of the building that was still standing next door. Covered up when that building was built years before.

I remember many old ads that came to light once again that way, I wish that I had a camera then, for they are long gone now.

Thanks for taking the time to capture what's left Don.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's funny, unless you are aware of them, they blend into the fabric. There was one in Springdale, PA that drove by thousands of times and never noticed it, then one day I was sitting at a traffic light and there it was!
-YD
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QBit71 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't know Quiky, but it should be time for a "retrolution" :D
Nice find

Qbit
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I think Coke owns the formula and bottling rights, so anything is possible.
-YD
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QBit71 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
What things are not in Coke's hand, lol? Coke owns the world :D
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
A victim of the Cola Wars. :-)
-YD
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gibsart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Another gem, nice one Don !
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Martin!
-YD
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gibsart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
My pleasure Don.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Another interesting ad of a product that has gone extinct.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Mark! Gone but not forgotten.
-YD
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Tobias-Phealin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
A "Quiky" huh? Is this a poor man's subconcious screaming out in need? I'm sorry, I don't sway that way. ;)

But, in all reality, Quite the interesting find. Too bad it was so faded, But then I am also surpised it has survived this long. Quite the find, bravo. =D
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I'm sure there are subliminal messages built into that.

I rather like the faded look, there tarnish of time. This ad was unfortunately has been painted over.
-YD
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Bear!
-YD
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Shannanigan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.... Pittsburgh has some amazing Ghost Signs!
Los Angeles is seriously lacking... :(
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, there are some cool Ghost Ads here. I'm always amazed that some of these ads have survived as long as they have. This one may have lasted longer if some graffiti vandals hadn't tagged it. Pittsburgh has a very aggressive anti-graffiti law, an owner of a building that has graffiti on it has only a few days to remove it or face fines.
-YD
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Shannanigan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No respect... those little jerks. :shakefist:

Its probably oil based paint (or lead... LOL!) that helps them survive.
Unlike acrylic and water based we use today....
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
You could be right. I've see where Ghost Ads show through more recent paint. I'm alway amazed by the durability and longevity of these old ads.
-YD
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