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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Friday: Literary Moustache Contest at Town Center Books

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Whether fake or real. And whether you’ve only been growin’ for Movember or have a life-long habit, surely you can liken it to some literary figure from the past or present…

Come to the Literary Moustache Contest Friday Night @ 7 pm

Get info at the Town Center Books site. 21+ over. Directions here.

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Vid: Hand Lettering Demo with a Master

Check out Glen Weisgerber flow some Roundhand like a champ…


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Craft Beer Art: The Top 3 St. Patrick’s Day Craft Beerd Labels

Out of the 250+ pages of craft beer labels from the 100+ craft breweries in the CRAFT BEERDS book, there’s more Irish-ish / red-bearded labels than you can shake a shilialey at. These are a few favorites…

WESTON “LEAPIN’ LEPRECHAUN ALE”
See more killer art by David Terrill. Visit Weston Brewing Company.

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GRAY’S BREWING “BUSTED KNUCKLE”
Visit Gray’s Brewing.

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SHORT’S BREW “UNCLE STEVE’S IRISH STOUT”
This has so much awesome I don’t even know where to begin. Visit Short’s Brewing here.

Buy your copy of CRAFT BEERDS here »

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A ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOUNDTRACK See the rest »

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Craft Fear: The Scariest Beer Label Ever is a Viking Texan

You so don’t wanna…

run into this bearded, leather-faced, tusk-toothed Texan viking in a dark bar.

Not without a nice snifter or tulip-shaped glass. It’s got juniper berries in it!  See the rest »

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The Cow-Boy Girl: Four Bad Men from Arizona

Spotted this vintage 1910 poster over the weekend and’ve been wondering … is one of ‘em a tranny? Where’s the girl? Notice how dastardly ‘staches and bladed weapons outnumber guns by a longshot (no pun intended).

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Jeremy Fish: Exclusive “Craft Beerds” Print

Here’s a better look at the art Jeremy Fish kindly created to support the CRAFT BEERDS Kickstarter.

You’ve got 10 days left to snag yourself a copy by helping support the book. Click here »

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Lagunitas Chicago: Where The Wild Things Are (Going)

Spotted this killer mural on the side of a cafe near where Lagunitas is building their Chicago brewery.

Just another reason I love my motherland, great street art. Oh, and things like mini-golf in a funeral home.

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WTF: Hockey Ref Magically Materializes at Blackhawks Game
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home
Hang: Glass Ledge on Sears Tower Makes Me Wanna Pee, Spit

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CRAFT BEERDS: Help us Print this Book, Get Rewarded in Return

UPDATE: The CRAFT BEERDS BOOK Kickstarter finished successfully at 134%! Now you can order your copy here »

For over a year we’ve collected, photographed and laid-out a beautiful book that celebrates all the best craft beer labels with beards, sideburns and moustaches on them—CRAFT BEERDS. Yes, there’s enough to fill a book.

But now the book’s grown to over 175 breweries and almost 300 pages and we need your help in printing the thing. Please share and check out our Kickstarter to lend a hand and get some cool rewards in return.

CRAFT BEERDS on Kickstarter »

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July 4th: Witness the Avenging Fathers by Jesse Draper

What’s more rad: that Jesse Draper created this Super Signage at Trader Joes or that Trader Joes still employs artists for signs and hand lettering?!

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Ache: Jawbreaker Themed Tattoo Flash

Tattoo apprentice Amelia Martin created this killer Jawbreaker Flash for Mike Munter. At least, that’s what I gathered from her Tumblr.

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Jawbreaker “Kiss The Bottle”
from 17 Reasons: The Mission District

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Rad: REBEL8 x PBR SF Event

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Art Opening: Nest Egg at Heebe Jeebe 4.21, Benefit for COTS

This Saturday, 4.21 7–9 p.m., come by Heebe Jeebe Petaluma to see works by David Best, Jack Haye, Beau Bouverat, and more.

Beer donated generously by LAGUNITAS and art-auction proceeds supporting COTS Homeless of Petaluma. Here’s more info on NEST EGG:

It’s only fitting that the egg capital of California host an exhibit exploring the beautiful, intricate structures that protect those delicate, little objects. NEST EGG is inspired by Petaluma’s heritage and brought to life by Petaluma’s artisans who are each given a hand carved wooden egg as their muse. Come down to HeebeJeebe to experience unexpected interpretations of the strength, whimsy, and ingenuity of the simple nest.

It’s all put on by the creative, community-minded folks at PROJECT HERE. Peep a few examples here… See the rest »

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Rad: Funeral Home Mini Golf Illustration & Beard Socks by Ana Benaroya

 

Stoked to see Illustrator Ana Benaroya did a piece for my post on the Mini Golf Course in Basement of Funeral Home. She designed the above and a lot more for some “factual trivia magazine”. Gotta track that down.

AND, it turns out, she designed the beard socks Mel got me for Whiskerino last year. Buy ‘em here.

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Party: Save Firehouse 8 and See Rare Chuck Sperry Firehouse Art

Come to a free night of rare Chuck Sperry art, Lagunitas beer, and killer food.

All inside the very amazing, historical SF landmark we’re all trying to save—Firehouse 8.

Entrepreneurial SF artist Teresa Nittolo and crew have been putting everything they have into restoring, preserving, and turning the old Firehouse 8 building into a grand community arts center. But after so many fees from the SF Planning and Building Depts, not to mention the inherent headaches of a 1917 building, they’re needing some financial help—or the project won’t happen at all.

As the original home of the legendary Firehouse Kustom Rockart silkscreen outfit, Chuck Sperry is going to show some rare works from the early days in tha’ House.

Firehouse ‘Roots’ Show

Facebook Event Page ]  [ Indie GoGo Donation Page ]
1648 Pacific Avenue, SF CA
Thursday, March 8th @ 6 pm

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