Our first exhibition titled Artist Beer Visions (ABV) was created in association with People’s Park Tavern. Synchronous with the booming craft beer movement, ABV is a collaborative exhibition that unites the 3 creative skills of brewing, illustration and screen-printing. We worked with twenty fantastic artists, each one distinguished in the worlds of contemporary illustration, design and typography, and asked them to design a fictional beer label for us to screen-print.
The artists served up some incredible pieces, reflecting the powerful names, hypnotising slogans and inspiring mythology of those strange and spectacular brews that have intrigued and confused so many diligent drinkers. During our week-long occupation of 71A Gallery, we displayed all designs as large format screen-prints, with limited edition copies available to buy and an assortment of exciting peripheries for our visitors to indulge in. On top of that, our friends at People’s Park Tavern packed a punch with a special exhibition beer, free on launch night, and their head brewer shared some secrets of the trade at the ‘Talk & Taste’ closing event. The event was a spectacular showcase of beer, art and print.
GodMachine / Daggers For Teeth / Tom Lane / Pedro Oyarbide / MrGauky / Timba Smits / Iain Macarthur / Dan Mumford / Hydro74 / Ollie Munden / Drew Millward / DXTR / Tom J Newell / SexualYokai / Matt Taylor / Guy McKinley / Tom Mac / Michael Crozier / Dee Dee Kid / Kristyna Baczynski
THE PEOPLE’S PARK TAVERN
The People’s Park Tavern is a traditional pub with a modern edge of quality, from the food to the ales that are brewed onsite in their Laine’s Brewery. It’s already a favourite with Time Out, The Evening Standard and Refinery29.
“As a pub with a love of beer and a love of design we were extremely keen to be involved in ABV, especially when we saw the calibre of artists involved” – Rob Quirk, Manager at People’s Park Tavern