Bilingual Pepsi Cola Glass Bottles

We found these glass bottles while hiking through the abandoned village of Jazeerat Al Hamra in the UAE. The classic styling of the lettering is not only beautiful, but the inclusion of bilingual (Arabic) typography stopped me in my tracks. Isn’t it funny how discarded trash can feel like a treasure depending on the context? Notice the shift from the first bottle to the second, where the designers are starting to more distinctly echo the American branding.

The bottles now sit cleaned and on display in our living room bookshelf in Dubai. We collected a few other brands of soda we hadn’t heard of before… and if anyone is interested… I can take photos to share with you. Just let me know!