Celebrating 6 Years of Brick Brewery: Our Artists
A Celebration of Our Artists
It is our 6th birthday this December! In the build up to our Taproom birthday party on Saturday 7th December (more on that soon!) each week we will be celebrating a different significant aspect of Brick’s journey so far over the next 6 weeks. First up, Our Artists.
It all started in August 2017 with our Rhubarb Sour and our first Sour Series label artist Iris Loi. Not only did this beer kick off our Sour Series, now a key feature in our range of beers which sees a new kettle sour beer release every 4 – 6 weeks, Rhubarb Sour was the first special beer we canned so launched the practice of working with local artists to create the vibrant, eye-catching designs our one-off small pack labels always feature. Our many specials, the Sour Series in particular, has been a pivotal enterprise within our 6-year history and working with these artists has been a key part of this so it only made sense to celebrate the their talent and contributions!
Since August 2017 we have released 42 one-off beers within our Sour Series, collaborations and other one-off specials. Alongside these beers, we have had the pleasure of working with 17 graphic designers, illustrators and creatives to design labels for these beers. Being based in South East London we are priviledged to have a wealth of creative talent on our doorstep thanks to Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Communication and Goldsmiths University as well as South East London generally being a hub for counterculture art, creative spaces and energy. Luke Merryweather, who has designed many of our labels including the Indian Trilogy in January 2018, also runs the Art Hub Studios in Deptford which has been in Deptford and Woolwich for over 30 years and is an integral part of the South East London artist community. Also Lily Waite, who we collaborated with The Queer Brewing Project for Preferred Pronouns, is also a talented artist who transformed a digital painting of hers from when she was student at Camberwell College of Arts into a vibrant label design.
Working with different creatives, often freelance and/or graduates of our surrounding Universities, has allowed our labels to be a canvas for showcasing their individual artistic style, with the ingredients, flavours, colours and inspiration of the beer dictating the design and we love seeing how each individual inteprets our briefs.
So, as we near 6 years old, we celebrate and thank the creative talent we have worked with so far:
Mathilda Della Torre
We’re always looking to expand our portfolio of artists so if you’re a creative and would like to work with us please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with examples of your work and we may be in touch.
Our 6th birthday party is on Saturday 7th December at our Taproom in Peckham so keep your eyes peeled on our social media for more details on that soon…