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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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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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Puma gets positive vibration from Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide)

03/15/2004

Quaker City Mercantile, Philadelphia ad agency, created nine TV spots for client Puma, the German athletic shoe maker.

The spots tout the Jamaica Olympic Relay Team as it prepares for the Summer Olympics.

The commercial, which will be shown worldwide, revolves around a Rastafarian Genie of the Lamp, "who magically grants a wish that everyone in Jamaica receive a colorful new pair of Pumas," according to Quaker City Mercantile.

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