Words are great, but sometimes, pictures are better.
As part of what is turning into a series, here’s a collection of show-not-tell beer- and pub-related blogs you might want to add to your reader (we use Feedly these days) or just bookmark for a slow Friday afternoon in the office.
— Oh Beautiful Beer (@ohbeautifulbeer) December 12, 2014
A showcase for all kinds of beer-related graphic design from around the world. If you run a bar or brewery, it’s a great way to get a sense of overall trends. (But it also brings home just how identikit ‘hip’ branding can be…)
— Beer Lens (@Beerlens) December 1, 2014
Robert Gale and Kim Reed take gorgeous photographs of pubs and bars, primarily in the US and UK, and it’s easy to get lost in the archives for an hour or two. Sadly, because they’re so good, their photos get ‘borrowed’ rather too often — if you want to use them, ask nicely, and/or pay up!
Where Beer Lens perhaps skews towards trendier settings, the Dimpled Mug is resolutely committed to photographing down-at-heel wet-led boozers, especially in the north of England and Scotland. This is what most pubs really look like.
This blog dedicated to images of Glasgow doesn’t only focus on pubs and bars but they get plenty of attention in panoramic images stitched together from multiple photos. Often, the photographer’s point of view plonks you in the corner of a pub, mid-afternoon, with a pint in front of you — lovely!
Most days, Jay Brooks posts a vintage advertising image or two two this sub-section of his long-running beer blog, many of them drawn from the golden age of colour magazine illustration. The image above is a detail from a recent post.
If we’ve missed any good ones, let us know below.