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Topic: Starbucks

Starbucks' Red Christmas Cups for 2016 Probably Won't Offend Anybody (Probably)

Wintry spirit is back after 2015's minimalist take

Starbucks wants consumers to know it's heard their deep concerns about its Christmas cups, and has worked hard to rectify the situation. Last year, the coffee chain sparked the world's most…

The Green Starbucks Cup, Designed to Bring People Together, Is Just Another Thing to Be Pissed About

Election packaging gets mixed reviews

Heading into the holiday season, Starbucks wants Americans to feel united again after a brutal election season. But Americans clearly just aren't ready for that. They want to fight—over the…

Nike's Coffee-Looking Shoe Will Go Nicely With the Krispy Kreme One

Available in venti?

There's probably a sizable crossover between people who drink Starbucks regularly and people who wear Nikes. But unless they also like ugly shoes, the Nike SB Dunk Low sneaker is…

The Internet Is United in Despising Starbucks' 'Race Together' Cup Campaign

It got people talking, but not positively

Starbucks is encouraging its baristas to write the words "Race Together" on cups to get customers talking about racial issues. The idea started internally when about 2,000 Starbuckians attended a…

Can You Identify All These Famous Logos Redesigned by an Artist Into Chinese?

Project shows how secondary words can be

Turkish artist Mehmet Gozetlik has created a fascinating study in iconography with his latest work, titled "Chinatown," where he deconstructs popular Western-based logos and reinterprets them in Chinese. The resulting work…

Here's the Simple, Powerful Starbucks Ad You Probably Missed on MLK Day

Changing your perspective

Amid all the dubious tweets and outright fails from advertisers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday, here's a little gem from Starbucks that flew under the radar. "It's…

Barista Gorgeously Customizes His Customers' Cups at U.K. Starbucks

Artist spends 40 hours on each

Artist and barista Gabriel Nkweti Lafitte, who works at the Starbucks across from the British Museum in London, has been taking some pretty awesome liberties with the chain's "name on…

Starbucks Shows That Instagram Videos Don't Need to Be Thrillers

Simplicity helps brand break weekly Top 10 ranking

If the first two weekly editions of the VideoWatch/Shareablee Top 10 branded Instagram videos chart are any measure, people who use the social-mobile app love action above all else. High-flying…

Have a Look at the Most Unusual and Irritating Starbucks Ever Built

Like an old-fashioned apothecary store

Starbucks wants you to think it's just like your neighborhood cafe from 100 years ago. The coffee mega-chain has opened a New Orleans location with an interior design inspired by…

Starbucks Creates Delicious Doughnut-Muffin Hybrid, and Somehow Pisses Everyone Off

Major Duffin backlash

You would think only joyful celebration would follow the news that Starbucks has created the "Duffin," a doughnut-muffin crossover pastry. But instead, we've ended up with Duffingate, a tempest in…

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