Beer and other nice publications
Three very different books to share, including the latest self-published zine by Kid Acne, and a collection of photographs of weddings that never happened by Judith Erwes. First up, though, is Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans (Chronicle, £12.99)...
Beer is a 352 page, approximately A5 size book by Dan Becker and Lance Wilson which boasts over 500 photos of beer cans – all from the collection of one man, Josh Russo. The book runs through by brand alphabetically showcasing a huge variety of branding and packaging approaches from the 1930s to the present day, from the wonderfully simple black type on a white background cans shown in the spread below (all from the 80s) – through to more graphic and illustrative approaches...
More info about the book can be found at chroniclebooks.com
Kid Acne's latest self-published zine, When The Smoke Clears, is 52 page, A5, book, litho printed in black on fuschia paper. The cover is screenprinted. 150 copies, each numbered and embossed by the artist are available at £10 from kidacne.com/
Imitation of Lives is a collection of photographs by Judith Erwes of fictitious weddings, created as a homage to wedding photos of the late 70s and early 80s. The 32 page book is 205mm square and has been designed and published by Duke Press and printed in a numbered edition of 500. £12 from dukepress.co.uk
See more of Erwes' work at unpatient.com
Great collection, it's amazing how branding has evolved. I would do with the book about perfume brands.
great review about beer rebranding. I like pink draws too.
I'm fascinated by the plain beer can - I started drinking beer in the 80s but never saw this brand.
To relaunch this design (20-30 year on) a piece of product packaging like this would almost be a statement on design and branding (as a lot is over designed these days).
Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans looks very cool, right up my street. Check the 'Rock n Roll Beer'
I wanna try that.
Lovin the Judith Erwes 'Bride on the rocks, with a man in his white pants' photo some wedding that turned out to be!
(for the beer packaging lovers out there)
From the days when Beer cans used to more closely resemble motor-oil cans. Or Brasso!
Great collection lovingly compiled. Nice work!
Was is just a coincidence that yesterday was Beer Can Day (first canned beer in US. was sold January 24, 1935), because their's no mention in the post?
Really nice book. Unfortunately 50 years old beer is no good ;)
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