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Topic: Starbucks

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…

Starbucks Tries to Make You Hate Mondays a Little Less

Animated U.K. spot celebrates the day's history

Starbucks is rebounding from recent image problems in the U.K. (something about tax payments, I think) with this ad for its Monday coffee special. The spot, from AMV BBDO, suggests…

Famous Brand Logos Redesigned for the Zombie Apocalypse

Rotten project for Halloween

When the zombies take over, naturally they're going to have a lot of brand-identity work to do—swapping out healthy-looking corporate logos and replacing them with stinking, rotten, corpse-infested ones. In…

New Starbucks in Denver Looks Nothing Like a Starbucks

Coffee chain experiments with tiny storefronts

Starbucks is testing out some tiny, LEED-certified drive-through/walk-up shops without the coziness their normal storefronts offer. The coffee juggernaut is trying to fend off diminishing returns from its larger-scale coffeehouses…

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