Offbeat Merchandise
and Free Promotional Items

This page features the full range of Offbeat t-shirts, badges and other merchandise currently for sale, and past designs that are now sold out, plus some pictures of promotional items given away at previous Offbeats.

If you'd like to purchase a t-shirt, record bag, bracelet, key-ring/bottle-opener or badge by post, email us with details of size, colour and design if appropriate.

Please note that
1) All merchandise for sale here is sold at cost-price; we do not make a profit on any of it.
2) The other promotional items featured, such as the various stickers, fanzines and games, were 'one-off' productions free to those attending particular Offbeats, and are no longer available.

Contents

Free Promotional items...

Stickers - general
Fanzines, wallcharts, etc
Offbeat Top Trumps
Offbeatopoly
Other games
Pens
On sale...

T-Shirts
Badges
Record bags
Bracelets
Keyring / Bottle-opener
Beer


Free Stickers

...are regularly given out at Offbeat. A selection of past designs are shown below.

There have also been various sets of stickers given out along with related wallcharts and fanzines - see the Fanzines, stickerbooks and wallcharts section for details.


T-shirts

T-Shirts are available from us in the DJ booth at every Offbeat. If you'd prefer to order by post, then email us now.

Offbeat Boy/Girl (current version) - Boy shirts sold out, very few girl shirts left. Priced at the cost-price of 10.00 each.

Boy and Girl versions. Colours offered are...
Girl design: navy print on sky-blue T-shirt (not skinny-rib), or silver print on navy T-shirt.
Boy design: navy print on sky-blue T-shirt, silver print on chocolate T-shirt.

Sizes available are skinny-rib (Girl design only), small, medium and large (Boy design only). No extra-large this time on account of the fact that what used to be large is now virtually extra large, medium now seems to be almost large, etc, etc. Or maybe I'm shrinking!

The 'Boy' and 'Girl' front prints and 'indier than thou' back print are shown below. The 'Boy' and 'Girl' pictures were by Susan Vennard, the new improved back print design courtesy of Paul Trimmer.

'Boy'

'Girl'

Back print for both

Offbeat 'Planet of sound' - now sold out.


Front print

Back print

Respect due to the computer graphical art and manipulation skills of Paul Trimmer and the artwork of Susan Vennard, without whom this Pixies-inspired design would not have been possible.

Offbeat Boy/Girl design (2001 version) - now sold out.

These were the original Offbeat Boy/Girl styles, and are pictured below - front design by Susan Vennard, back slogan courtesy of Paul Trimmer. There were four designs, all with the same back print:

'Boy 1'

'Boy 2'

'Girl 1'

'Girl 2'

Back Print


Badges

We currently have 2 principal designs in stock; occasional limited edition badges may also appear to commemorate special events or just because we've had a new idea.

Firstly our enduring 'Offbeat Boy' and 'Offbeat Girl' design. Pictured below, they are available from us at Offbeat priced 40p each, or if you'd prefer to order by post then simply email us now. We currently have just a handful in stock of these, though both are now only available in two colours; boys dayglo yellow and dayglo green; girls dayglo pink and dayglo orange.

The 'I love Offbeat' button badge; logo on sparkly white or sparkly pink background, both with a shiny heart, just 10p each. Production by Darren O'Connor in Sheffield.
Only pink currently in stock, just a handful left.

A limited edition 'Offbeat 200' button badge to mark our 200th Offbeat (obviously!).
Now sold out.

'No to lad-rock/dad-rock/fad-rock' button badges as pictured below, with added otterness! Priced at a bargain 10p each; now sold out. Thanks to Darren O'Connor for making these so cheaply for us.

Offbeat logo button badges showing the logo on a sparkly luminescent white, mother-of-pearl or sparkly gold background. Priced at a bargain 10p each; now sold out. Thanks to Paul Maher for making these so cheaply for us.

New from summer 2005, the limited edition 'I've danced the night away at Offbeat' design. Priced at 25p each and available in blue, orange, pink or yellow. Production at Arthurs in Glasgow via John Hunt.
Now sold out.

A limited edition 3 button-badge set to mark our 10th Birthday. Given away FREE at the Offbeat 10th Birthday Party, February 2007; production by Paul Maher. Did you manage to collect all 3?
Only available on the night - now all gone.

Right: 10th Birthday badges

A limited edition 'Scottish Tour 2005' button badge to mark our first-ever Offbeat excursion outside of Sheffield. Priced at just 10p each, production by Paul Maher.
Now sold out.

Scottish tour badge

The 'Keep it Peel!' badge, to mark the passing of John Peel in October 2004. These were given away free at Offbeat, Friday 29th October, 2004. Thanks to Lucy Young for lending us her Badge-it machine, enabling these to be made at very short notice. These badges have now all been given away; no reprint is planned

Keep it Peel! badge

Limited edition 'Offbeat 100' badge, to celebrate the 100th Offbeat in May 2004. Priced at 25p each and on sale at the Offbeat 100 weekender. Available in 4 different colours (white, purple, lime-green and blue). These badges have now sold out.

Offbeat 100 badge

A limited edition 'In da cub' badge (pictured right) is available to celebrate our 7th birthday, priced 25p. As ever, thanks to John Hunt in Glasgow for sorting out the production at the legendary Arthur's!
Sold out.

7th Birthday badge

There was a very limited edition badge (pictured right) available only at our 6th birthday party on 31st January 2003. Thanks as ever to Susan Vennard for the designs and for John Hunt in Glasgow for sorting out the production at his local badge-makers!
Now sold out.

6th Birthday badge

The 2000 design Offbeat badges were available in the six designs pictured below. Artwork was by our resident Offbeat artist Susan, they are 3.5cm in diameter and cost 25p each. These have now all sold out. 'Boy' badges were dayglo yellow and 'girl' badges were dayglo pink.

As worn by Darren from Hefner!


'Boy 1'

'Boy 2'

'Boy 3'

'Girl 1'

'Girl 2'

'Girl 3'

Our 1998 set of three badges is pictured below. These are now totally sold out.

'Sphere'

'Indier than thou'

'Indiepoppunk'

Thanks again to Susan Vennard and Paul Trimmer for their help with badge design, to Signrite who produced the 1998 and 2000 badges, Forever Changes Records and Paul Maher, who produced the first and second editions of the logo button badges respectively, and to Arthur's in Glasgow and John Hunt, who respectively produced/arranged production all the other designs.


Offbeatopoly Board Game

...Was a very limited edition Offbeat board game, available free to the first 30 or so people in at Offbeat on June 6th, 2000.
Pictured below are the illustrations and introduction on the back of the game board. All illustrations pictured are by Susan Vennard; recognition and much respect to Sarah Records whose Saropoly game we shamelessly adapted!


Offbeat Top Trumps

...were available free to a limited number of Offbeat-goers on a first-come first-served basis at the Offbeat nights held during Spring 2001. There were 40 cards to collect and play with, featuring your favourite indie stars. Each card has ratings out of 100 for the featured artiste on 5 different categories; chart success, indie cred', snogability, stage presence and staying power.
Offbeat Top Trumps was another joint production with Susan Vennard (artistry) and John Hunt (production) - a small selection of the cards are pictured below.


Other games, etc.

Indiepopoly game, February 2007
Limited edition of 10, for the winners of the quiz at the Offbeat 10th Birthday party. Basically an indie version of Monopoly, with bands to sign, clubs and arenas to build, etc.

Comes complete with Bank of Offbeat money, Band Contracts and Chance Cards, and all the playing pieces you would expect. Every indie kid would love one, only 10 can have one...

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Smiths Rubics Cubes, 12th May 2006
Prizes for the winners of the playlist bingo at our Smiths and Morrissey Night, May 2006.
The pictures are a selection of Smiths single and album sleeves.
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Pulp Rubics Cubes, 3rd March 2006
Prizes for the winners of the playlist bingo at our Pulp Night, March 2006.
The pictures of the band members are from the His'n'Hers LP.
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Model of the old-style Raynor Lounge, 17th December 2005
Limited edition self-assembly model of the old-style Raynor Lounge given away on our last night in there before the builders moved in to extend the venue. You can download and print your own on to white card.
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Belle and Sebastian Snakes and Ladders, 18th November 2005
Limited edition board game given away to first 50 people in at the Belle and Sebastian Night, November 2005.
Like conventional Snakes and Ladders but with the added bonus squares featuring Belle and Sebastian heads, and penalty squares featuring Johnny Borrell's head!
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Fanzines, stickerbooks and wallcharts

New Indiepop Explosion wallchart and stickers, 23rd October 2009
9 stickers and wallchart set, given away to first 50 people in at Offbeat, 23rd October 2009.
Stickers feature pictures of indiepop bands and the Indietracks Festival.
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The Changing face of Robert Smith wallchart and stickers, 6th March 2009
6 stickers and wallchart set, given away to first 50 people in at the Cure Special, March 2009.
Stickers feature pictures of Robert Smith to complete the wallchart.
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Offbeat 10th Birthday, February 2007
Offbeat 10th Birthday mini-zine
A collection of all our Offbeat posters from 1997 to 2007. Free to the first 50 in at the Offbeat 10th Birthday party.
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John Peel's Festive 50 wallchart and stickers, 13th October 2006
22 stickers and wallchart set, to be given away to first 50 people in at Offbeat, 13th October 2006. To commemorate John Peel Day 2006.
The chart lists the top 10's of all the festive 50's from 1982 to 2003. Stickers feature sleeves of Festive 50 number 1's.
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The Changing face of Morrissey wallchart and stickers, 13th May 2005
6 stickers and wallchart set, given away to first 50 people in at the Smiths Night, May 2005.
Stickers feature pictures of Morrissey to complete the wallchart.
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The Changing face of Mark E Smith / Fall timeline wallchart and stickers, 6th May 2005
6 stickers and double-sided wallchart set, given away to first 50 people in at the Fall Night, May 2005.
Stickers feature pictures of Mark E Smith to complete one side of the wallchart.
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Pulp wallchart and stickers, March 2005
6 stickers and double-sided wallchart set, given away to first 50 people in at the Pulp Night, February 2005. Reprinted for Pulp Night, February 2007.
Stickers feature 6 different Pulp line ups from 1981 to 2001. The wallchart featured a Pulp timeline on one side (to which the stickers were applied), and a Pulp map of Sheffield on the other.
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Rough Trade, October 2004
Limited edition of 40 available at Offbeat, October 29th, 2004, which featured a 'Rough Trade hour'. Fanzine features Offbeaters, RT staff, music journalists, and Rough Trade artists picks of their Rough Trade favourite releases, a label discography, Jeffrey Lewis's amazing comic strip 'story of Rough Trade', short reviews of the 20 Rough Trade tracks to be played at Offbeat that night, plus 6 stickers. Limited reprint after featuring in 'The Fly' magazine 'best fanzines of the month' column, January 2005.

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Offbeat 100, May 2004
Scrapbook-stickerbook featuring photos, posters, and other images from the first 100 Offbeats. Limited edition of 50 available only on the Friday night of the Offbeat 100 weekender.
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The Cure - Chronology, February 2004
Cure fanzine and stickerbook given away to first 50 people in at the Offbeat Cure Night. A history of The Cure in interviews and reviews, plus 6 stickers.
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Offbeat Belle and Sebastian Wallchart and Stickers, November 2003
6 stickers and wallchart set. Given away to first 40 people in at the annual Belle and Sebastian Night.

Stickers feature the covers to the first 6 Belle and Sebastian LP's.

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 and stickers

If you have 5 seconds to spare..., May 2003
Smiths fanzine and stickerbook given away to first 50 people in at the Offbeat Smiths and Morrissey Night. A history of The Smiths and Morrissey in interviews and reviews, plus 6 Smiths stickers.
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There's a hole in the sky, March 2003
Pixies fanzine and stickerbook given away to first 50 people in at the Offbeat Pixies Special. Included an exclusive interview with Frank Black by Rich and Stoo, plus 6 Pixies stickers.
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DTP software is destroying classic fanzine design, May 2002
Manics fanzine edited by Alex Marklew. Given away to first 50 people in at the the Offbeat Manic Street Preachers Night.
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The Offbeat A to Z of Indie, Spring 2002
This consisted of 27 limited edition stickers (one for each letter of the alphabet and an extra one!), plus a nifty little sticker album-fanzine. Stickers were given out free at the Offbeat nights held between February and March, 2002. Different stickers were made available on the following dates; Friday 1st February, Friday 15th February, Friday 1st March, Friday 22nd March.
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Offbeat Smiths Scrapbook, March 2001
A compilation of Smiths and Morrissey press cuttings and photos. Given away to first 50 people in at the the Offbeat Smiths and Morrissey Night.
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The Offbeat 2000 sticker collection, Spring 2000
This consisted of 15 limited edition stickers, featuring the sounds of Offbeat, given out free at the Offbeat nights held between March and June 2000. Different stickers were made available at each night on the following dates; Friday 3rd March, Friday 17th March, Friday 7th April, Friday 12th May, Friday 26th May, Tuesday 6th June. The more Offbeats you attended, the more chance you had of collecting the full set. A wallchart to display your stickers on was available on June 6th.
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Offbeat 100 beer

To celebrate our 100th Offbeat in May 2004, the Abbeydale Brewery produced a very limited edition 'Offbeat 100' ale!

There was a barrel for each night of the Offbeat 100 weekender, and it was on sale during the previous week at The Devonshire Cat on Wellington Street and The Fox and Duck in Broomhill.

Offbeat 100 ale beermat
Beermat and pumpclip for
'Offbeat 100' ale, May 2004
Offbeat 100 ale pumpclip


Offbeat pens

Also produced for Offbeat 100, May 2004, though a further batch may appear at a later date, some special Offbeat pens to write your requests with.

Printed by the very helpful Big Ideas of Sheffield.

Offbeat pen


Offbeat bracelets

Originally on sale from summer 2004, these stylish handmade items (yes, I spent hours threading on the beads!) are perfect for the festival season. Available in 2 designs pictured right, they cost 1.20 each. Now back in stock!. Offbeat bracelet


Offbeat key-rings/bottle-openers

Handy key-ring / bottle opener with new 'I danced the night away at Offbeat' design on the fob. Click on the picture (right) to see close-up of design.

Priced 1.00 each, they are available from at Offbeat, or if you'd prefer to order by post then simply email us now. Plenty in stock!.

Offbeat key-ring/bottle-opener


Offbeat Record-bags

Stylish record bags with the Offbeat logo, first on sale from January 2005. Available in grey (black print) or black (white print).

They were available from Future Freak Ltd; however their suppliers have stopped making record bags as of December 2009, so we now hold the only remaining stock. This consists of just 2 black (white print) bags, so if you want one, get in quick. Cost is 20.00, plus 2.00 postage if required.

Offbeat record bags

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