A few notes for now, then a full post later this week on Weyerbacher's new art.
Annual Philly Beer Week shirt design by Brad Hosbach
|Ben Franklin, Beer Hunter|
The design was inspired by the street art of GET UP. I will also be doing the official beer week shirts so look out for them as well.Who is GET UP, you ask? He's a street artist (like Banksy of Exit Through the Gift Shop). His boombox-wielding Franklin:
buy the shirts here.
Chicago artist Willy Chyr designs Beck's label
German brewer Beck's is rolling out a series of six labels designed by artists. There was one that caught my eye, by Chicago's Willy Chyr:
Chyr's inspiration for the piece, which he named "A Glimpse of Something Ephemeral," was the microscopic photos you might see in "middle-school textbooks," with a twist: "I wanted it to look like that at first," he said. "But when you look closer, you say, 'Wait a minute. This is made out of balloons." (RedEye Chicago)
Sun King and Oskar Blues team up to put craft beer in a resealable can
Sun King, the highly regarded canning brewer out of Indiana, and Oskar Blues, the great and groundbreaking canning brewer out of Colorado most famous for Dale's Pale Ale, unveiled a resealable can this weekend at the Craft Brewers Conference. The beer, Chaka, comes in a strange but interesting two-color design:
The annual Sixpoint "Beer is Culture" is up and running on Facebook. You can go and vote by liking images. They're down to the final six, but many are worth checking out. My favorite:
|Kevin Romero's timeline piece|