Local Artists - Local Art! Let us reveal....Plan D.I.A.B.O.L.I.C.A.L.!
Dastardly Art Initiative Because Outlandish Ludicrous Imagery Conscripts Artistic Limitations (D.I.A.B.O.L.I.C.A.L.)
Below is the first of our seasonal beer labels. This and each forthcoming seasonal beer release will feature art by a different local artist. An amount of the proceeds from each can sold will go directly to the artist. As an artist of sorts myself, I've always been a supporter of art, so I'm super excited to start this project. I've got the next two artists already lined up for our next two beers. More details will be forthcoming as we develop new beers and recruit more artists. If you are an artist, or know one who might be interested, have them drop me a line.
Global Domination through better Art! Brew-hoo-haa-haa!!!!
The first of our seasonal beer series - featuring local art and artists.
Planet Smasher - Pale Ale
Created by Delilah Tackaberry
The can art was done by my 17 year old daughter Delilah Tackaberry. I gave her a bad pencil sketch I had drawn and this was the result. She likes to work with digital art, and spends many of her off school hours designing comic book characters. She has a flair for art done in the anime style. Her future plans might be to study art at the local college, do some freelance work, or become a tattoo artist. Her work her shows a flair for colour and bold striking lines in her design. We love it! It is a big departure from our core beer can designs.
We decided to start our series off with a pretty basic style - American Pale Ale. To make it more interesting, we decided to make it a S.M.A.S.H. brew (Single Malt And Single Hop). This is where the beer is made with only one grain, instead of a blend of malts, and only one style of hop instead of a blend of hops, which acts to provide the aroma, flavour and bitterness through different stages of additions. So Jacob got to work on recipes and I got to work on names, listings, etc...
So I had come up with two working names, and a bunch of other bad ideas. In discussions about the recipe, 4 hops came up a possible candidates for this beer. One of them was Comet! Since Planet Smasher was already 1 of two different names I had picked - it seemed to be the perfect fit. After all, comets smash planets! And it stands to reason that our spokesvillain, one Dr. P. D. McDastardly, would devise a devious plan threateningto pull a comet off course and smash the planet with it unless his outrageous ransom demands were met!
Plus, at the time we were planning all this evil, NASA had directed their D.A.R.T. satellite into a comet to see if the mass of the collision could deviate the comet's trajectory. Well they successfully did it, and in so doing dashed the plans of our heinous spokesvillain, Dr. P. D. McDastardly!
Oh, we'll bring you art! There will be more to see here as we commission more art to decorate our decidedly delicious brews!
Are you an artist with an interest in having your art on one of our cans? Reach out to us and let us know. We're primarily looking for a variety of art, in any kind of style. Our themes are SteamPunk, Global Domination, Evil, Villains, Crazy Inventions, Mad Science, and Weapons of Mass Destruction!