Lets meet Spiritschweppes´ Fizzy Family

GET SOMETHING GOOD TO DRINK AND SAVE HALF AN HOUR FOR THIS VIDEO… With the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, the fizzy torpedoes of Schweppes refreshed the rest of the world. Today, their collectors from all continents come together to form the Fizzy Family. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/spi…/the-spirit-of-eggbottles/ Thank you everyone for sharing your photos on the Facebook forums. And don’t forget: stay refreshing and google : spiritschweppes 🙂 CLICK HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPlaXKbqiM4


In 1851, the same year as Hogarth’s “Gin Lane and Beer Street”, the torpedoes of J.Schweppe and Co. refreshed the Great Exhibition in London and henceforth the rest of the world with sparkling soda.

Beer Street and Gin Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth in support of what would become the Gin Act. Designed to be viewed alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer. At almost the same time and on the same subject, Hogarth’s friend Henry Fielding published An Inquiry into the Late Increase in Robbers. Issued together with The Four Stages of Cruelty, the prints continued a movement started in Industry and Idleness, away from depicting the laughable foibles of fashionable society (as he had done with Marriage A-la-Mode) and towards a more cutting satire on the problems of poverty and crime.

On the simplest level, Hogarth portrays the inhabitants of Beer Street as happy and healthy, nourished by the native English ale, and those who live in Gin Lane as destroyed by their addiction to the foreign spirit of gin; but, as with so many of Hogarth’s works, closer inspection uncovers other targets of his satire, and reveals that the poverty of Gin Lane and the prosperity of Beer Street are more intimately connected than they at first appear. Gin Lane shows shocking scenes of infanticide, starvation, madness, decay, and suicide, while Beer Street depicts industry, health, bonhomie, and thriving commerce; but there are contrasts and subtle details that some critics[citation needed] believe allude to the prosperity of Beer Street as the cause of the misery found in Gin Lane. (source wiki)

Room for a fizzy family

Let your thoughts fly in my Wunderkammer of everyday culture, away from the everyday.

I, hjk for short, have worked in global marketing all my life and am now a collector, curator and storyteller with a penchant for philosophizing in beautiful Potsdam near Berlin.
I offer my private cabinet of wonders “spiritschweppes” as a space for spiritual flying. As a display depot, marketing cabinet or simply as a relaxed place of everyday culture away from the usual everyday life. A room for lively people, the Fizzy Family.
In the footsteps of the XXL brand Coca Cola, I put together the development of marketing, branded goods and finally: the garbage. This connection is significant for our time and retrospectively forward-looking 🙂
My collection presents historical exhibits from global brands of German origin. Keynotes are values ​​and added value.
Shown using the example of Beiersdorf, Faber Castell, Maria Farina, Nestlé, Oetker or Schweppes.
So I live and work forever curious in the midst of a lively, worldwide “Fizzy Family”, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of the 18th/19th Century, the genetics of our time.
I openly offer the “spiritschweppes” experience to all interested parties, teachers and learners.
Personal visits, groups, salons and brainstorming sessions of up to 12 people are welcome by arrangement.
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Hans-Jürgen Krackher-Nickel • hjk@hjktext.de