Top designers bring art and graphic design to the humble beer mat.
The humble beer mat. It soaks up spillages, advertises alcohol brands, and is handy for scrawling down an important phone number.
Yet, thanks to James Marr, it has become a miniature canvas in its own right – with hordes of artists from around the world submitting art on beer mats in the hope of being exhibited in Marrs Bar, a Spanish bar that is playing host to some of the world’s best beer mat art.
The concept is simple. Paint, draw, cut, stick, write or doodle on a beer mat, then send it through to Marrs Bar. Artists have to use a real beer mat, and the work is exhibited for customers and the curious. Marr has managed to woo several significant names to take part in the project, including Tado, Grafik Warfare, Matt Joyce, and Olive47.
Here, Digit presents some of the best submissions to the exhibition. You can find out more at www.marrsbar.net – and even submit your own work. The best thing about this particular design project is that you can legitimately do your research in the pub.