All trademarks, etc. are property of the
Coca Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia
We were commissioned to build a new
Barqy, the Barq's Root Beer Dog. Originally
made in Canada, he was featured in a series
of large posters (think Bus ads and
supermarket point-of-sale displays).
When it came time to make more in the
series, production moved to the United
States, and they wanted a new Barqy.
You can see from the picture that Barqy's
insides are made of corks which enabled him
to be posed by pushing skewers through his
fur into the corks from the side away from
the camera. (Ouch!!!)
His body, tail and legs were connected with
copper wire, allowing him to be posed in any
For several years, every carton of Barq's
featured our Barqy, proudly biting the E in
Bite. Good Barqy.
Alas, in 2012 or so, Barqy's image was
removed from all packaging and posters.
and he is now only a fond memory.
Artist's concept drawing of poster
To see more on the construction of Barqy, click here
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