FEATURED TAOCB ARTIST: Jess Graham of The Alchemist

FEATURED TAOCB ARTIST: Jess Graham of The Alchemist

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JESS GRAHAM

Hometown: Morrisville, VT
Websitejessgrahamstudio.com
Instagramjgstudiovt

Breweries: The Alchemist  /  Collective Arts 

One of your favorite Label Artists: From this series— I find I’m drawn to the line work of Lisa Sotero, Stony Creek and Kevin Cimo of Trillium. I am also a fan of Howell Golson who designs labels for Wicked Weed in Asheville, NC.

When the art on beer labels first came across my radar (about the time when I discovered craft beer— late 1990s), I was a fan of the Unibroue labels (Chamblay, QC) — they transport you with narrative-rich imagery. I also liked the wood-block-like style of the Dechutes Brewing Co out of Bend, OR. And finally, I like just the simple Miller Lite can. It just reads “Lite” but we all know it’s a Miller. Brilliant.

Fun Fact: I was a server at the Alchemist Pub & Brewery back for a short time when I was 26 (15 years ago!). I ran into Jen & John (co-owners) while conducting a paint-by-number mural activity for wayward kids at the local ski resort. They hired me to create paintings of peeing people at the pub. My first paid public mural. I did little projects for them here and there (including an oxygenated water logo and a kombucha logo) until I got hired on full time five years ago as the Art Director at The Alchemist.

Bio: Jess Graham, born in 1977, grew up in Morrisville, Vermont, USA. After a stint in Brooklyn, NY and travels in the States, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean, she ended up where she began.

She started Jess Graham Studio, in 2007 creating illustrations for hire and schlepping prints of her paintings to regional art fairs. Now she juggles creating designs, murals and paintings for a growing client base with working as the in-house designer for the Alchemist Brewery.

Jess Graham’s work is expressive, irreverent and textural. Her life as a mountain biker, snowboarder and (novice) surfer influence the lines and energy of her work. As do many people who call the mountains their home, she finds when out-of- doors she is more fully infused with life.

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FEATURED TAOCB ARTIST: Daniel Endicott of Forest & Main

FEATURED TAOCB ARTIST: Daniel Endicott of Forest & Main

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DANIEL ENDICOTT

Hometown: Ambler, PA
Websitedanielendicott.com
Instagramdanend81

BreweriesForest and Main

One of your favorite Label Artists: Evan M. Cohen

Bio: Daniel Endicott was born in Abington, Pennsylvania in 1981.  He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2005. He has shown his paintings in various galleries in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Daniel lives and works in Ambler, Pa.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 7th 12-pack of Artists

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 7th 12-pack of Artists

Shelton, CT, June 6, 2018–  We here at The 16oz. Canvas are happy to announce our seventh 12-pack of artists today. Each week we introduce our audience to artists, designers and illustrators from around the world that help bring our favorite beers and breweries to life. Each week is an exciting introspective into an important but niche piece of the industry. The beauty of this project is not only do we learn about their process, but their stories of hard work and entrepreneurship that inspires so many.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art of Craft Beer Gallery Show - New Haven, CT

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Art of Craft Beer Gallery Show - New Haven, CT

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It is with great pride and excitement that we announce The Art of Craft Beer show coming this summer to New Haven, CT. The show will run from July 14th through the 29th. Our events will be hosted at the famed Kehler Liddell Gallery and bring The 16oz. Canvas - the Art of Craft Beer podcast to life by showcasing many of our great guests from the past.

These are the artists and designers who help bring our favorite beers and breweries to life. Over this two week installation we will have unique opportunities to engage with the space and experience their art and passion in 3-D. You will have the opportunity to meet many of these artists at our opening night event as well as enjoy live music and enjoy craft beer together over the run.

We are also very proud to announce that we are working with the CT ASRC (Autism Services and Resources Connecticut). Proceeds from this event will go to this amazing non-profit that has helped so many including my own family. 

ARTISTS INCLUDE:

  • Howell Golson of Wicked Weed & New Belgium Brewing - featured on Episode 8
  • Daniel Endicott of Forest & Main - featured on Episode 24
  • Jess Graham - Art Director for The Alchemist - featured on Episode 7
  • Steve McDonald - Creative Director at BBCO - featured on Episode 40
  • Dean McKeever - Tree House & Vitamin Seas - featured on Episode 4
  • Heidi Geist of the 48BeerProject & amazingly too many individual breweries to list out - featured on Episode 11
  • Craig Gilbert of NEBCO - featured on Episode 5
  • Lisa Sotero of Stony Creek Brewing - featured on Episode 20
  • Kevin Cimo of Fairfolk & Trillium - featured on Episode 31