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Staggeringly Good Present: JurasSix Pack

Staggeringly Good Present: JurasSix Pack

SIX LOCAL ARTISTS PARTNER WITH THE STAGGERINGLY GOOD BREWERY FOR THE LAUNCH OF ‘JURASSIX PACK’

On Saturday 8th July the Staggeringly Good brewery will be launching their new 8% Double IPA at a special event at Play Dead Studio on Highland Road. The Jurassix Pack beer has a malt base is predominantly pale with a healthy dose of oats and to round out the mouthfeel and provide a little extra sweetness to balance out the IBU’s.

The six pack has been created in collaboration with six of our favourite local artists. Each artist has designed the packaging of one of the six cans in the pack. You might even say that they have been given a unique CANvas!  Sorry, that was terrible! All one hundred pre-orders were sold in under three hours! The special beer will be available to buy on the night. Be sure to get down early though as these will be on a first come first served basis. These cans will only be available as a set and not individually.

It gives me great pleasure to exclusively reveal the designs and speak to the artists involved.

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
I’m big on rusted metal at the moment and quite liked the idea of the can having its own history so used a method that makes the can look rusted. Once I’d sorted the background I played with the ideas for the eye. I worked two different designs to completion (both will be at the exhibition) but it was the dinosaur iris that won the day. Still recognisable enough to be a My Dog Sigh’s piece but making the right nods to the project.

It’s been a fun project. The staggering boys have been really good about giving the artists free range to do what they like so it really is an art led project. The fact it’s a lovely beer too is a brilliant bonus. Art and beer all on the island. Six local artists’ prints, in can from, with beer for £20. It’s a no brainer!!

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
Always had a thing for a Stegosaurus as a kid. I remember painting model kits of one. It’s the plates down their backs I think.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Neither. It’s all about Raquel Welsh in One Million Years BC (sigh).

Where can we find more of your work?
It’s bloody everywhere, you must be bored of seeing it by now. If not then there is always www.mydogsighs.co.uk.

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
Same as everything else dude. Sit down with some blank paper, a coffee and have a sketch. Then paint it on a wall somewhere to see if it works. As simple as that.

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
I’d say a Triceratops and of course the very rare Farkcoloursaurus.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Land before time!

Where can we find more of your work?
I’m on Instagram but it is all about the real thing. It is all over the city, up high, down low and always adding colour wherever and wherever we can as you know we curate various spots over the city and are always getting more and making a bigger scene by bringing artists to come and add colour.

Samo White

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
As a tattooist and a painter I really wanted to combine the two aspects together to create an original concept. I decided too paint my favour dinosaur in watercolour and then tattoo it. I wanted my can to look like flesh and have the actual tattoo itself on the can as the artwork.

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
My favourite Dinosaur is the Triceratops. A badass vegan who is big strong and sticks with his family and herd.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Do either of those have a Triceratops in it?

Where can we find more of your work?
You can find me slinging ink and running the Playdead Studios on Highland Road or on Instagram at @samo.arts.

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
I wanted to put my focus back into fur techniques again so decided to use the large but loveable woolly mammoth as my inspiration for the can design. I also took inspiration from cave drawings and designed some to be included in the background, whilst also adding some orbs and birds to attach the spiritual aspect to the overall feel of the piece.

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
The Stegosaurus, only because of the fight scene in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia between him and the T-rex, in which he fought hard but died and I felt so sorry for him! He tried though.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Easy. It is The Land Before Time, yep yep yep!

Where can we find more of your work?
You can find more of my work on Instagram, Twitter , Facebook and on my shop www.midge.bigcartel.com

Stu Linfield and Ooberla previously worked together on an exhibition at Play Dead in February, and now work under the name ‘Other Things’ for collaborative projects

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
For our can design, we made a polymer clay Triceratops and a mini Brontosaurus sculpture which was airbrushed and hand painted. We then drew a background and the models were photoshopped in.

We’ve made a limited run of resin copies of the mini Brontosaurus figure and a couple of new resin bits to sell alongside the original sculptures at Play Dead on the beer launch night.

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
Apparently, the translation of Brontosaurus is ‘Thunder Lizard’. It’s difficult to pick a favourite dinosaur but Thunder Lizard is by far the best name. Although Tyrannosaurus Rex means ‘Tyrant Lizard King’, so that’s pretty badass too.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Our piece of artwork for the can is called ‘One Before Time’ (Thanks to the quick thinking of our mate Nat) so for this reason, we’re gonna have to pick ‘Land Before Time’ over ‘Ice Age’ any day. But Jurassic Park is a way better film than both of them.

Where can we find more of your work?
We’re o the usual social media platforms (@otherthingsart) at as well as our own website www.otherthingsart.com.

Can you tell me about the approach you’ve used to create your design?
With regards to the design approach, my work is entirely based around stencils, usually only 2, or sometimes 3, layers, with a lot of underpainting underneath those to give them life. with this particular project, the design had to fit a given size, the size of the can wrap, so I scaled up the dimensions and made a canvas to suit the dimensions.

I ummed and ahhed about which dinosaur to use, but I’ve learnt that very often the first idea you come up with is the one to work with, so in this instance I worked from the project title, “Jurassix”, and went for something from Jurassic Park ( It was going to really be either that, or a dinosaur fossil ‘from the Jurassic Coast’, but thought not many people would get the connection…). Besides, it was a good excuse to sit down and watch Jurassic park again!

With the image in mind, I took a screengrab, enlarged it, printed it out and drew my stencils from that – I always hand-draw my stencils, I never use any program to design them. Then, it was a matter of getting stuck into the cutting. quite a few night’s work there, but it is all worthwhile when they are done and you can work on the good bit, actually doing the painting. It’s a loose background – acrylic and spray paint, mixed with water spray etc, then tied in with the stencil work on top.

What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
I have never really considered it. I like the look of the Stegosaurus, bit I guess it would probably be the Pterosaurs.

The Land Before Time or Ice Age?
Ice Age, definitely, although the franchise is getting lamer the more it is spun out. 1,2 and 3 were excellent but after that…Still, my kids love them.

Where can we find more of your work?
Find more of my work on Facebook, on Instagram and my online store www.printsandpieces.bigcartel.com.


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  1. Tina Salt

    10 July

    Where are you able to purchase these if not at the event.

  2. Paul Gonella

    11 July

    I think they still have some at Play Dead in Highland Road.

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