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Beer In Ads #3241: Tuborg Green Jackpot

Monday’s ad is for Tuborg, from 1994. From the late 1800s until the 1980s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. I’ve been posting vintage European posters all year, and for the remainder of December will feature holiday-themed posters of all ages. “Tuborg is a Danish brewing company founded in 1873 on a harbour in Hellerup, an area North of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 1970 it has been part of the Carlsberg Group.” This is the second in a series of minimalist posters created that year by Wibroe & Partners (now Wibroe, Duckert & Partners) created a series of minimalist posters using just green and white in 1985 that was so popular that they continued to use the motif for several years after that. They were known collectively as Grøn Tuborg because the text on the bottom of all of the posters read “Hvad er det … der gør livet lidt grønnere?,” which Google translates as “What is it … that makes life a little greener?” This one used similar thematic elements ten years later but appears to be for some kind of sweepstakes contest. The text, “Fa en spilleplade, hvor du køber Grøn Tuborg” is translated as “Get a playing board, where you buy Green Tuborg.”

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