The humble takeaway cup is often something taken for granted and discarded once a beverage is finished…well not at 6/8. We have invited a whole host of illustrators, graphic designers and photographers to put their unique skills onto stickers that will adorn our takeaway cups. As well as our customers getting a little piece of art with every drink, it will also be a way of these creatives getting their work to a new audience.
Some are exclusive prints designed for this project, whereas others have sketched or done typography that is different on every sticker - no two cups will be the same.
The majority of contributors are locally based, but submissions are coming from as far away as Glasgow.
So far we have been kindly donated work from:
This is an ongoing project and we welcome submissions from anyone who would like to be part of it.
If you would like to be involved then contact us on Twitter or Facebook.
The house was brought down on May 27th as our friends at Fake Magazine had their Launch Party at our place. Needless to say, there were good times a plenty with live music, drinks (coffee and maybe a little something stronger) and a good old chinwag.
Check out some of the shots taken at the shindig and please support our culture published friends at FAKE MAGAZINE.
For more photos in 6/8 check out our Flickr page.
Take to the Streets is a street photography exhibition going on at Snow Hill Plaza by photographers of the renowned Magnum photography agency.
On Monday 6th June there will be a talk at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery by one of the exhibiting photographers Chris Steele-Perkins.
On the same night, and following directly on from the talk, 6/8 has teamed up with Take to the Streets to open their doors to those of the Birmingham Flickr Group and other photographers. You can come to the coffee shop at 8pm, before heading on to check out the exhibition and go for a wander and some street photography.
Following this, some of the pictures taken that night will be posted on 6/8’s sister photography blog Birmingham Loves Photographers.
We hope to see you there, camera in hand.
Good or bad, we like it when people write about us. We like the good because it strokes our already swollen, pretentious barista egos; and we like reading the bad (won’t people don’t like, rather than bad writing) because it gives us something to work on.
So in that vein, we would like to direct our customers to the coffee shop review website Beanhunter and leave a review of our humble shop on profile page. Just tell us what you think and rate our service.
Here are also a few reviews of our place:
Nom Birmingham is a new restaurant review website set up by students from Birmingham City University. They visit eateries of all sorts but have a hankering for independents (which we whole heartedly approve) and articles are written in an entertaining and relaxed manner. Well worth checking out and recommend them ideas if you know any independents that should get some attention. Here’s what they said about us. Nom Birmingham is on Twitter
Style Birmingham wrote a piece on how we had a short film called Four Way filmed in our shop. Director of the film Matt Daniels spoke to the magazine on his experience filming with us and also Karen Strunks, who leads the 4am Project, gave a few words about our involvement is catering for a bunch of photographers on the project. To see what was said, just look here Find Style Birmingham on Twitter
Helen of helenography had been doing 365 Project of a photo a day and was rather impressed by our lovely big blue cups (meaning she either had a mocha or hot chocolate!). Helen’s site is fun and lots of advice for anyone looking to take part in the same type of project. See what she said about us and find her on twitter & also on Flickr
Here is one of Helen’s photos of our cups:
With two camera fiddlers on the staff alone, it is an easy assumption to say that at 6/8 Kafé we bloody love you photography types.
We’re looking to get more photographers involved - whether you are a student looking for a place to take some shots or looking to network and meet other photographers in the other area; we want to meet you and see what we can do.
We recently had a visit from a picture taker, who we now like to call a friend, Dave Cox
Pret. Dave is a fan of coffee and photography and took a couple of shots of the shop for his Project 50. Dave describes this personal endeavour as “50 photos over 50 days with a 50mm lens with the aim to improve my image quality as I progress.”
Below is the resulting shot
Very nice, I think you’ll agree.
So tell us what you as photographers want from us. Photography tutorial/networking events? A coffee blog to promote and give credit to those who frequent take shots of the shop?
We’re more than happy to hear from anyone and share ideas.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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