Nominees for Best Artwork on a Beer Can/Bottle?

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  1. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (598) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Maybe not as creative as the others, but I still say Conehead is the best looking can I've seen. Simple, classic and a good representation of the brand and beer.
     
  2. Soneast

    Soneast Champion (876) May 9, 2008 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Brewing Company...oh wait I thought we were nominating WORST labels. :wink:

    That said, I really do like Drekker's labels. I've always like Half Acre too.

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  3. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

    I agree.....for me it's Drekker by a nose over Angry Chair
     
  4. CervezaNY

    CervezaNY Aspirant (205) Mar 24, 2016 New York

    Love the Pipeworks labels.

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  5. CervezaNY

    CervezaNY Aspirant (205) Mar 24, 2016 New York

    And Barrier also

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  6. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

    Wowzaa! That's ace!!
     
  7. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,454) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Tripping Animals
    Humble Forager
    The Brewing Projekt
     
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  8. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,424) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado
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    No mention of Collective Arts or Clown Shoes? What madness is this? And for new up and comers, I have to give a nod towards Unseen Creatures.
     
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  9. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,162) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Anchor Our Special Christmas ale labels

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    also new Urban Artifact Xmas Pickle can

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  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,485) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    C'mon, man, get hip. They're way too tasteful - no zombies, no monsters, no toilet humor, a mere 2 colors used. WTF! There is a woman in the picture but does she have huge, partially-exposed breasts? Who can tell!? Plus the labels have legible font so that you can read the brewery and brand name and the ingredients. What sort of cartoonist did they get to draw that! Those will never appeal to adolescent boys at all!
     
  11. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,162) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    I feels ya, bro.....haha
     
  12. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,757) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    There's only one brewery that does what you're describing and does it in a very enjoyable way for me. I won't even mention them because the opposite is so overlooked in these threads that it's ridiculous. I basically don't bother anymore. Against my better judgement, I will say that my favorite looking package from what's available on a store shelf is still probably this:

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    I picked the perfect version of it for the pic. A big bottle with the Trappist ring above the glass shoulder and a cork cage - that's the best canvas for the shape of the popping Westmalle Tripel label. As good as it gets.

    @steveh
     
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  13. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai Devotee (433) Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey
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    I'll go with Ballantine/Mickey's for the best artwork ON TOP of a bottle for bottle cap riddles.
     
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  14. Wolfeman1704

    Wolfeman1704 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2015 Ohio

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    Except their artist is a douche and got canned. But damn thats some awesome art.
     
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  15. dbl_delta

    dbl_delta Poo-Bah (3,554) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    You gotta give Adroit Theory credit - their website tagline is "Consume Life / Drink Art". And their art is exquisite:

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    (And their beer ain't bad either!)
     
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  16. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Crusader (736) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Brouweriji West is rad! It has that artistic yet awesome artwork. It’s not over the top artwork either.
     
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,485) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    S&P (owner Falstaff, Pearl, General and eventually Pabst) called those puzzles on the inside of Ballantine caps "Crown Ticklers". In the old, pre-internet days (1970s-1980s) you could write to them and they'd sent you a lousy mimeographed page of the answers.
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    They used them on many of their numerous brands (the 3 above, as well as Lucky, Pearl, Haffenreffer, and others I don't recall). Somewhere along the line The Lion (Wilkes-Barre, PA) also used them on their brands.

    No. 172 was the reason I mailed them for the answer sheet - NOBODY could ever figure out this one. (Altho', blown up like this, someone might. Or someone who remembers my previous posts on the topic :grin: )
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    ANSWER: Post #11 in this THREAD.
     
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  18. beer_beer

    beer_beer Defender (628) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    Just found this in my local grocery store, isn't it beautiful?

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    Merry Christmas in due time!
     
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  19. SierraNevallagash

    SierraNevallagash Meyvn (1,115) Sep 23, 2018 Maine
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    Really? Not a single mention of Tired Hands? Come on, that artwork is amazing, and so instantly identifiable.

    Personally, I love minimalism, and for me, my personal favourite might be Side Project, just for how neat and clean the labels are. For an artsy approach though, I have to give it to Cantillon. Those labels are just beautiful.
     
  20. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (81) Apr 24, 2020 California
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    Great Notion has to be on the short list for best can art.
     
  21. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (4,299) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota
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    The Unbridled Unicorn can is the best looking can I have seen in this thread. You could identify that can from 20 ft away. It is not just a wash of primary colors.
     
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  22. AzfromOz

    AzfromOz Aspirant (262) Aug 22, 2020 Australia
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    Agree it's a great looking can! It's from the other side of Australia and not seen any of their stuff locally so never seen how it stands out in a fridge. I imagine it would be pretty striking for the reasons you note.

    Cheers
     
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    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

  24. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate Poo-Bah (5,006) Oct 8, 2007 New York
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    All-time favorite. Simple, clever, elegant.


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  25. Damian

    Damian Poo-Bah (3,364) Jun 1, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Collective Arts. Big yes. Clown Shoes. Big no.
     
  26. Damian

    Damian Poo-Bah (3,364) Jun 1, 2006 Massachusetts
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    I’m surprised nobody mentioned Mikkeller yet. I love anything that Keith Shore creates. If you’re a also a fan, I recommend following his Instagram. He’s been making limited run interpretations of Topps baseball cards from the 1950s-90s. They’re amazing and bring me back to my childhood collection.

    Oxbow also has fantastically well designed labels. Their use of fonts and negative space is outstanding.

    Modern Times Ultra Set 2020 labels are gorgeous as well. I’d like to know who the printmaker was that created these.
     
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  27. Jaasoares

    Jaasoares Zealot (539) Sep 30, 2019 Virginia

    Perhaps biased as a Megadeth fan:

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