Brand New Retro‘s Brian McMahon will launch the Brand New Retro buke this Thursday at 6.30pm upstairs in the Workman’s Club [Wellington Quay], Dublin.
It’s the best of and latest greatest hits from the Brand New Retro site.
After almost 5 years of digitising content for brandnewretro.ie the time is right to bring these scans back to the format in which they first appeared, and the format in which they are best appreciated. Print. I am delighted to announce that the Brand New Retro book will be on sale from this Thursday. The book is a uniquely Irish compendium of over 700 images, adverts and articles featuring the best bits from brandnewretro.ie along with lots of new scans. The book is a collaboration with my pal Joe Collins and is published through Liberties Press.
A night of Irish pop culture will ensue at MVP, Clanbrassil Steet, Dublin 8 tonight.
This Is Banter will be joined by Brian, Joe Collins and Sinead Kenny to talk about the motivation behind Brand New Retro and the early days of Irish pop culture and Life before the Internet.
Brand New Retro – The Book, November 2015 (update)
Hipsters: Putting a 15% yellow overlay on the past and hawking it as something new.
The people behind this book are some of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve met.
The promo video gives a good idea of the love that went into the book.