nudes and good tunes: yes, it’s the aim of all the young nudes to make life drawing cool. when they fill our studio with sketchers and we crack open a lip-smacking good kiwi saison from dead end brew machine, we’re inclined to agree.
four amazing illustrators; mick clarke, chelsea frew, stuart kerr and tommy perman, flood o street’s walls with a big fresh batch of work. the studio is packed and a small one-off batch of bourbon-oaked cherry saison (at a whopping 6.8%) from dead end brew machine goes quickly. oh, and it just so happens to be o street director david freer’s 40th birthday — we hope the good turnout doesn’t go to his head!
hops! horror! we go old-school scary for the launch of dead end brew machine, a glasgow-based craft beer project from chris lewis, who alongside jake griffin was one of the brains behind fyne ale's cult classic zombier. this rainy january night is an opportunity to show off his affinity for hops alongside original artwork, branding and packaging by o street.
and what did the design-inclined undead have to say about the beer? ‘moooooooooooooorrrrreeeeeeeee...'
on a very typically scottish night in november, amy & ali of recoat—a glasgow-based outfit creating and promoting contemporary urban art—crashed our studio with paint-spattered jeans and big smiles.
while enjoying a warming black forest gateau porter from dead end brew machine, the pair entertained a great big gathering of their favourite folk with a good talk, selection of work, new website and short street-art documentary.
we had a helluva time—more than worth the hangovers and the spray paint under our fingernails.
glasgow based el rancho records puts on a beertimes with live music and an exhibition of gig posters & album art.
johnny fronts kill surrrf and says he's nervous for his solo set. his mandolin is broken, so he's hacked a guitar with four high-e strings and a capo. it’s a mesmerising, intimate set that proves surf rock has soul.
young guns dominic kesterton and orlando lloyd co-founded workhorse press, a perfect storm of contemporary illustration, 90’s tech and up-all-night vitality. posters devour the studio walls and they give a talk that should have come two or three beers sooner; there is disagreement on how to pronounce ‘risograph’.
there’s no lack of good blether: squiggly lines and bright colours make for excellent conversation starters.
in 1979, david wishart was a young prince of florida bmx — now he's a fine-art photographer in glasgow.
david exhibits large scale photographs of ‘chromies’, dust caps stolen from fancy cars to decorate bmx bikes way back when. o street designed a newspaper format zine, a little bit back from the main road, to accompany the work.