Asheville BookWorks‘ founder and WEN member, Laurie Corral represents the cause with Beer City Prints.
“‘Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder,’ a quote by Kinky Friedman, sets the tone for Beer City Prints, a collection of 24 original prints by members of the Wood Engravers Network (WEN) and the Asheville BookWorks Co-op (ABC), collaborating partners.
In June 2012, WEN members from across the globe met at Asheville BookWorks to hold their annual week-long workshop. In celebration of art, and the craft-beer brewing tradition in Asheville, named ‘Beer City’ three years in a row, WEN members designed 24 fanciful and intricately carved beer labels.
Following the WEN workshop, ABC printmakers developed the text and imagery of the WEN beer labels a step further. Inspired by the beer titles and label art, ABC printmakes responded by creating a context for each label including a bottle element, visual puns and graphic narratives suggested by the individual labels.”
-Laurie Corral, Founder, Asheville BookWorks
Wood engraving beer label artists pictured: Barnstormer Bock by Sharen Linders and Tom Cat Pale Ale by Deborah Mae Broad
Letterpress colophon and portfolio by Asheville BookWorks and Laurie Corral