Author: monkchips

37. dad. husband. industry analyst. Londoner.

Packaging and graphical “voice”

Putting this conference together we’ve been thinking a lot about the visual design and voice involved in creating experiences. We’re working with a different designer this year, Sarah Mcdonnell, who has created many amazing designs for big brands. The graphical language for Monki Gras has come together really nicely and now we’re applying to your […]

It’s a Wrap like Aphrodite

So Monki Gras was all the fun! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We had BEER MADE FROM BREAD. A FILM PREMIERE. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. SLIDES MADE OF PUREST EMOJI. FABULOUS BEASTS. AND DON’T FORGET THE CHEESE MOUNTAIN. We’ve finally sorted out all the video ready for your pleasure and delectation, and […]

Renaissance Brewing: The Kernel Brewery, London

Our first confirmed speaker this year was Evin O’Riordain. Monki Gras has featured his beers before, but we’ve never persuaded him to speak though I have asked him a few times – he’s not exactly a marketing kind of person. This year however he volunteered to talk, which is a huge privilege. I think he […]

Homebrew: the why

I wanted a theme for 2016 that riffed off the idea of a Software and Crafts movement. Earlier this year Dave Letorey was talking about brewing beer for this year’s event, so Homebrew stuck. That is, I had the theme early. We’re in the age of the side project, in our industry because of open source […]

Nordics Win at Heavy Metal, not just software

From bigthink Even if you barely know your Def Leppard from your Deep Purple, you won’t be surprised by the obvious point of this map: Scandinavia is the world capital of heavy metal music. Leaders of the pack are Finland and Sweden, coloured with the hottest shade of red. With 2,825 metal bands listed in the […]

The Nordic Web joins us

Very happy to report that the inestimable Neil W S Murray, founder of The Nordic Web, journal of record for all things Northern is joining us at Monki Gras this year as a media and analysis partner. When it comes to tracking Nordic influences on the Web I am just a dilettante, whereas for Neil […]