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Abstract Pepsi logo ads use negative space to get sporty

New sport-flavoured poster designs take familiar brand elements into new territory

Soft drinks aren't exactly renowned for their health benefits. Pepsi Light's marketing revolves around its zero sugar and zero calorie content, but in an effort to build its outdoor credentials further, a new series of poster designs turn the drink's logo into a range of sporty activities.

The print adverts, created by advertising agency Sancho BBDO for Pepsi Colombia, see the familiar red white and blue curves of the Pepsi logo become landscapes and sporting equipment for active characters, thanks to a clever use of negative space. These include a surfer cresting the soft drink's logo, and a diver plumbing the depths of an ocean of Pepsi Light.

In the project description for the ads, Sancho BBDO says the following: "Throughout its history, Pepsi Light has highlighted feminine curves; those linear figures that, at least conceptually, established the light spirit of our drink: thin, curvy women who freshened themselves with zero sugar and zero calories."

Crikey. However the agency wants to do more than simply highlight these "feminine curves" with its abstract ads. "It’s here where our curves, those that we have strengthened for more than 125 years, are going from something merely aesthetic to something really meaningful."

Check out these strengthened, meaningful curves in the posters by clicking left to right through the gallery below.

This ad takes a deep dive into the active living concept...
...whereas this design skates through the idea with ease
Surf's up! Imagine riding a wave of pure Pepsi...
These ads are a simple but effective idea that really lift off
Down Pepsi creek without a paddle

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