A shitpost sneak preview
I'm speaking at an industry conference tomorrow. Here are my slides.
Greetings from Denver, Colorado, home of the Stranahan’s Whiskey Union and, for the next few days, Fingers HQ. I’m here to emcee a panel at BevAge, a beverage-alcohol industry conference targeted to distributors, software firms, and the like. My thing, “Debating the Drink: Exploring Divergent Perspectives On Beer, Wine, and Spirits,” will bring together a pro from each category—Isaac Showaki (Octopi Brewing), Ineke Mast (vintrace), and Fred Swanson (Dancing Goat Distillery)—to
compete in traditional bloodsport for industry-wide supremacy compare/contrast their respective views on the ever-blurrier “total beverage” landscape. Fun!
That talk takes place mid-morning Wednesday, but I had to get my slides done last night so the event’s producers could conduct the necessary dark magic to make them appear on screen during the panel. For reasons still not totally clear to me, BevAge gave me a very free hand in developing my run-of-show and corresponding visuals. Also fun! Since most of you will (presumably?)1 not be in attendance tomorrow, I wanted to give you a sneak preview at some of the deeply niche shitposts I’ll be using to dazzle my panelists and audience alike. As you’ll see, the Fingers Design Department far exceeded the low-fi aesthetic bar we set here at ye olde boozeletter—though in which direction, I leave it to you to decide.
Editor’s note: Want me to speak at your conference, corporate sales retreat, enemy’s funeral, et cetera? I’m available for select engagements through the back half of 2023. Reply to this email or fire off a new one to firstname.lastname@example.org with your boss CC’d. Let’s talk!