To mark the launch of artist Kid Acne’s latest exhibition ‘Have A Word’, the UK-based illustrator has collaborated with True North Brew Co.’s distillery Sheffield Dry Gin, to release a limited edition run of their Original gin.
Sheffield Dry Gin - That’s The Spirit features custom Kid Acne artwork and is numbered for authenticity; available exclusively from the online store, the official launch date is 13th September but you can pre-order your very own bottle right now, just click here.
The launch coincides with the opening of Kid Acne’s ‘Have A Word’ exhibition, his first solo Sheffield show in five years, showcasing lyrics and typography. It will be hosted at S1 Art Space in Park Hill and will run from Friday 13th – Saturday 28th September.
Discussing the importance of Sheffield, Kid Acne said “I moved to Sheffield 20 years ago when I studied Fine Art at Hallam university, and I’ve stayed here pretty much ever since. I just love Sheffield as a place to work and I like the vibe of Sheffield.”
Alongside the gin, Kid Acne has worked with True North Brew Co to launch a special edition beer, ‘Have A Word’, with a limited number of custom beer mats adorning Kid Acne’s familiar illustrations. These will be available in selected True North Brew Co venues throughout Sheffield. Along with their venues and beer, True North’s very own gin, Sheffield Dry Gin, is the first gin to be made in Sheffield in 100 years; an expertly crafted premium spirit containing a little Sheffield goodness.
Sheffield Dry Gin head distiller Dean Hollingworth said, “we’re always keen to get involved with talented people who contribute so much to Sheffield. It’s brilliant that Kid Acne is bringing his latest exhibition to Sheffield so we jumped at the opportunity to support and collaborate with him”.
Keen to give back to the city which inspires so much of his work, Kid Acne will be signing a bottle of Sheffield Dry Gin – That’s The Spirit to be auctioned off, along with a set of beer mats, to raise money for Artworks South Yorkshire. The non for profit creative arts organisation, inspires and helps adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential and develop important life skills through creative workshops and placements. Check for updates from Sheffield Dry Gin on Facebook and Twitter for the auction to be posted.
Head to our online store now to pre-order your bottle of the limited edition Sheffield Dry Gin – That’s The Spirit.