Lurpak is a Danish brand of butter owned by the Danish Dairy Board. It is sold in 75 countries worldwide and is best known for its distinctive silver packaging. Lurpak started in 1901 as a combination of several Danish dairy farmers to create a common brand for butter to increase sales. The distinctive logo is based on the 'Lur' an ancient musical instrument. A set of six 'lurs' was found in Denmark at the end of the 18th Century.
In 1985, Lurpak launched a UK TV campaign featuring Douglas, a trombonist made from butter, trying to play a fast arpeggio. This was created by Aardman Animations and featured the voice of Penelope Keith, with the intro to the Agnus Dei from Faure's Requiem as background music. This ran for almost 20 years, until Lurpak repositioned with the "Good Food Deserves Lurpak" campaign, created by Wieden+Kennedy and featuring the voice of Rutger Hauer.