Moor design, please. Ich Bin Ben.

Ben King, of Ich Bin Ben is one of the nicest guys in the business. He’s been working with Justin Hawke of Moor since 2009 across various iterations of the brand design, including last year’s relaunch, showing once again how a great beer brand can evolve as the business changes, without becoming unrecognisable and losingContinue reading “Moor design, please. Ich Bin Ben.”

Featured Artist: Kev Grey, Black Iris

One of the greatest joys of researching for Beer by Design was one half of us (Liz) discovering new breweries and beer brands that the other half (Pete) knew about but had kept to himself. Black Iris was a zinger of a discovery – a cacophony of black & white illustration packed with character andContinue reading “Featured Artist: Kev Grey, Black Iris”

Featured artist: Szabotage, Gweilo

Featuring our first design (not the last) who didn’t make it into the book, we were intrigued by the story of a new brand, Gweilo, who are launching into the UK as we write. They commissioned Hong Kong-based Szabotage (Gustav Szabo), whose reputation as a street artist has seen him work alongside global brands asContinue reading “Featured artist: Szabotage, Gweilo”

Featured designer: Tom Moore, New Bristol Brewery.

We love a gorilla in a spacesuit as much as the next person, so when we saw the New Bristol Brewery range of beer cans we inevitably wanted to know more. Freelance designer – and gorilla-wrangler – Tom Moore talks about some of his design influences and how he’s helped the brewery’s founders Maria andContinue reading “Featured designer: Tom Moore, New Bristol Brewery.”

Featured Designer: Harry Archer, Solvay Society

So, Harry, where did you train? I studied art, design and media at 6th form college in Eastleigh then applied to do graphic design at Kingston University, much to the disappointment of my dad, who wanted me to accept my place at Central Saint Martin’s simply because it was mentioned in Common People by Pulp. KingstonContinue reading “Featured Designer: Harry Archer, Solvay Society”

Featured Designer: Leigh Pearce, Cloak + Dagger

Leigh is the designer from the trio behind Cloak + Dagger. He spent his formative years fraternising with graffiti artists, listening to rap records and watching gory horror films and B movies – all of which have influenced the look of Cloak + Dagger’s artwork. We fell in love with Cloak + Dagger’s design earlyContinue reading “Featured Designer: Leigh Pearce, Cloak + Dagger”