Book Release Party at Melt Independence and Short North for John G’s Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Posters of Melt Bar and Grilled
Artist John G. is the man who creates the super-cool posters for Melt Bar and Grilled sandwiches. After illustrating posters for more than 200 sandwiches, John G. has compiled the best into Sandwich Anarchy: The Cult Culinary Posters of Melt Bar and Grilled.
“Initially, I made one poster for one restaurant for one month,” says John G. “And now, I’ve created 250 posters for Melt’s 11 locations over 10 years. Surreal.”
Melt Bar and Grilled owner and founder Matt Fish has always loved the look of concert “gig posters” and says, “Watching our crazy grilled cheese creations come to life each month in the eyes of John G. is nothing short of awesome!”
Fans of the Melt posters can get their hands on a copy of Sandwich Anarchy at a special release party at the Independence Melt Bar and Grilled location at 6700 Rockside Road on October 26th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, or at the Columbus Short North location at 840 N High St. on November 4th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. $25 gets you Sandwich Anarchy plus a documentary of John G. on Blu-ray (while supplies last). John G will be on-hand to sign your copy! Everyone who buys a copy will receive a wristband for 20% off their bill that day at Melt.
Posters included in Sandwich Anarchy are the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Melt (which is the poster most often stolen from Melt’s walls); the Brat Pack Breakfast Club Melt; and a shimmering, glitter ball-inspired Tight Trousered Travolta, as well as the Ramones, Spinal Tap, and Gizmo from Gremlins.
“What a trip to see these posters have a life well beyond the month they were intended for,” says John G. “To revisit the last decade of artwork to assemble this collection has been a blast.”
Sandwich Anarchy, which retails for $29.95, will be available online via Amazon, in local bookstores and at all Melt locations starting Monday, October 30th.