That fruity yellow citrus flavoured fizzy drink from all our childhoods now has a presence on Hyde Street.
Mello Yello, a Coca Cola company brand, was created to in March 1979 to compete with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew and has been a part of our kiwi culture since then . A visual history of Mello Yello logos can be seen on Logopedia which places the typeface used in the flat sign to the fruity drinks first brand presence, the period 1979-1987.
The flat was repainted this year (2016) and the sign was already in situ when the current residents moved in part way through the year. They missed the Hyde Street party but are looking forward to being part of the 2017 events.
Jersey caramels, jelly snakes, pies and bananas feature on this extraordinary mural by local artist and Art Teacher, Jonathan Waters. The mural is painted on a Duke Street flat is owned by property developer Mike Harbott and references the buildings past life as a local dairy.
Flat’s new look recalls past / ODT, 14 June 2016