Great American Beer Stories was a series of prints created for Our Mutual Friend, a Brewery in Denver, CO, to coincide with the 2013 Great American Beer Fest.
In creating this body of work for Our Mutual Friend, I wanted to capture the spirit of OMF and the product that keeps countless establishments in business; bringing people together to share stories and make memories. To create content for these pieces, I reached out to friends to share a beer related story or memory. From the stories I was given, I pulled out text that lended itself to representation through minimal geometric abstraction, hoping to emphasize I’m creating images for experiences that were not my own. I’ve only been given a glimpse into a moment I can try to recreate. In creating the imagery, I used scraps of paper from within my studio to construct shapes directly onto the exposure table. Wiping the pieces away after each screen was created, no films were used and these images can never again be created exactly the same, much like few memories can ever be relived or retold to the letter, especially those involving good friends and a few too many beers.
All Pieces are Multi-Color Screen Print and Hand Set Type Letterpress (where applicable) on Bristol Paper. 15” x 19”, 2013.