Getting ideas and design inspiration by looking at unusual beer bottle label designs

by Fred Showker

graphic design inspiration

Following along the lines of our last addition to the gallery, just as with Tequila labels, beer labels are another area of bottle packaging that is enjoying some real talented designers. As the 'boutique' beer industry spreads, so does the need for labels. And to win in this world, the labels have got to be eye-catching, and cool.

To get some creative juices flowing, start a listing of cool things that you've found that give you creative inspiration and jumpstarts. Send them in to share with others

Once again, while you are browsing these, and on each one -- ask yourself what the designer was thinking... why were the colors selected, what influenced decisions for solid print or transparency; why was that particular visual association made -- and how. AND is it a visual association that will help you in your current design project! Don't forget to send in your ideas and discoveries! ENJOY. . .

Boneshaker My_Wifes_Bitter Zombie_Dust
Boneshaker My Wifes Bitter Zombie_Dust
bronken_bones cannabis_beer cerveceria_sagrada
bronken_bones cannabis_beer cerveceria_sagrada
cockeyed_cooper darkness_russian fireside_chat
cockeyed_cooper darkness_russian fireside_chat
gonzo_imperial great_blumpkin_ale hoptimus_prime
gonzo_imperial great_blumpkin_ale hoptimus_prime
newcastle_werewolf perle_la_brune polygamy_porter
newcastle_werewolf perle_la_brune polygamy_porter
shark_pants smuttynose_homunculus stigtuna_ace_of_spades
shark_pants smuttynose_homunculus stigtuna_ace_of_spades
weird_al_rusty_puckette white_zombie_ale  
weird_al_rusty_puckette white_zombie_ale

Did you answer the questions? Find one that really sparks your imagination? Don't forget to send in your ideas and discoveries!

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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