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Beer Stained Pulp

A Collection of Nicely Designed British Beer Mats from the Past

A photography collection that showcases eighty vintage British beer mats. 

Beer Stained Pulp is a massive hit of nostalgia that will have readers reminiscing about late nights at the pub, yearning for long-gone breweries, recalling weird and wonderful advertising campaigns, and commemorating moments in British culture. Those handy little beer mats on the bar top not only catch your spills—they also catch your eye. A wonderful source of creative inspiration, vintage beer mats are beautiful examples of composition, typography, illustration, and graphic design. Showcasing eighty nicely designed vintage British beer mats in full color, this book will have readers appreciating these little masterpieces for what they truly are.

80 pages | 80 color plates | 5 3/4 x 7 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies

Food and Gastronomy

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"If you're old enough to remember these fine creations, then you'll enjoy browsing through [Kimberley's] collection. . . . Listen closely enough and you can hear the sound of pool table balls hitting one another, a nearby darts game perhaps, the smell of cigarette smoke and the clinking of glasses. . . . Beer Stained Pulp is nostalgic stroll down memory lane, giving us a deep dive into the visual communications of the past."

Creative Boom

"An incredible array of deftly designed advertising (for booze, salty snacks and hangover cures alike) as well the odd drink-driving warning, all of which demonstrate the enduring appeal of sixties and seventies aesthetics. Whether it’s a seal balancing a Guinness on its nose, or a juicy shout-out to Britvic, you’re bound to feel thirsty."


"Beer Stained Pulp highlights the slightly soggy design appeal of the beer mat, showcasing dozens of examples that prove they’re more than just a place to rest your pint."

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