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Jansport Super Break Anniversary

06/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) auctions custom designed Super Break bags for Jansport's 25th anniversary.

Just in time for the new school year, Jansport - makers of the iconic Super Break book bags - has joined with local brand consultant boutique Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to issue a series of 40 artist-designed book bags in honor for Jansport's 25th anniversary.

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Pack to the Future - Jansport

06/01/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) and JanSport have collaborated on the release of one-of-a-kind packs.

Brand consultancy Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) and JanSport have collaborated on the release of one-of-a-kind Super Break backpacks to celebrate JanSport's 25th anniversary. Artists from Quaker City Mercantile's clothing lines, G-Mart and Sailor Jerry, along with the design talents of Print Liberation, Fabric Horse, Beth Graves, Gerik Forston, Elsa B. Shadley and Pam Paparone, have created limited-edition Super Break backpacks "fusing combinations of hardware and materials with visions that blend fashion, art and architecture," according to Quaker City Mercantile. Super Break, in case you're still schlepping a Land's End tote, is the original JanSport daypack, created in 1979 by co-founder Jan Lewis, and it remains the top-selling pack.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) spins out oddball Jansport backpacks

05/21/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) commissions artists to design one-of-a-kind packs for Jansport to stand out.

Quaker City Mercantile, a Philadelphia advertising agency, is helping launch some one-of-a-kind promotional backpacks for Jansport Inc.

The backpacks, created by artists commissioned by Quaker City Mercantile, include styles adorned with red crushed velvet, fur, sequins, yarn, artificial turf and even Band-Aids.

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In My Room Watches Bikini Bandits

05/16/2004

"More trash cinema with ninjas: Bikini Bandits Experience"

Another bad (as in good) Blockbuster rental: Bikini Bandits Experience is a stylish, yet trashy B-movie for the Internet age. (Also, it has ninjas.) Featuring Corey Feldman in a starring role, the film also features Dee Dee Ramone as the Pope, Jello Biafra as the porn producer, Maynard James Keenan (of Tool) as Satan, with Hank the Dwarf and Gary the Retard of Howard Stern fame.

 

 

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) Gives Jansport Its Cool Back

04/29/2004

Auction action: the Print Liberation Super Break backpack.

Ubiquitous isn't always a good thing. In an effort to reinvent mainstream backpack brand JanSport as hipster-friendly, the manufacturer is partnering with ad agency Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) to create and auction a line of one-of-a-kind Super Break backpacks.

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Launch of Sailor Jerry Rum in Philadelphia Weekly

03/18/2004

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) has launched an extremely tasty 92-proof Sailor Jerry rum.

Spring is almost, almost here. It's finally warm enough to accept putting winter behind us and look forward to sweating. Why not fast-forward the season to summer? It's easy enough to do with one simple ingredient: Rum. What tastes more like summer in a glass than a mojito? The taste of fresh mint transports you forward to a welcome summer heat, which we all could use a dose of right now.

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