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.
Since 2010, Balls.ie have been trawling the Internet, listening to the beating heart of the Irish sports fan.. Along the way, there’s been a lot of eejitry and a few genuinely life-changing moments. Think back to the desolation when Ryan Crotty scored that try for the All-Blacks in the corner of Lansdowne Road in 2013. Or the ecstasy when Nigel Owens blew the final whistle on the 2015 Six Nations with England encamped on the French try line.
It’s our belief that many of the silliest and most important moments in irish life have happened on the sports pitch. This is our attempt to document them. To celebrate, we have FIVE copies of the Balls.ie Guide to Life to give away.
To enter, just tell us who should have made the cover (above)?
Lines MUST close at 7:30pm MIDNIGHT
A short preview of the first chapter is available here
My First Book of Irish Animals’ is a picture-book for young children to introduce them to the wonderful wild animals we have in this country. The book is illustrated by the hugely talented Aoife Quinn, from County Wicklow.
The motivation for this book came from reading to my own young children. I would have loved to have been able to show them a book like this with big drawings and information about our Irish wildlife but unfortunately could fine one. In book shops today, there are lots of picture books available about sharks and bears, big cats and spiders from all over the world, but there are none that focus specifically on the Irish fauna.
Supporters who back this journey will in effect be pre-ordering a copy or copies of the book which can be posted to them or to friends or family as gifts.