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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ohio_Stevo, Feb 5, 2013.
Terrapin labels are good too
Unibroue labels and cartons are a must-see for cool art! Their website has high-resolution images.
Sierra Nevada, Unibroue are some of the ones I would also agree on. And as well I personally love the elegant look of Birrificio del Ducato.
Terrapin has some of the best graphics I've seen. Got a sweet shirt from them at Beerfest a couple years ago that an ex stole from me. I was more upset about losing the shirt than the girl!
Hopzilla wrecking palates from Athens to Tokyo!....it doesn't get much better than that
Three Floyds for sure.
I like odell.
Not Dark Horse.
I don't know, it's a lot easier to find ugly label design in craft than it is to find pleasing design. I do like what CW has done with its limited releases recently and the old school socialist in me loves the Revolution logo (oh the irony), but in general I feel like a lot of the old BMC brands (the ones that don't have their logos fucked with) have the nicest looking designs. Blatz, Hamm's, PBR, Natty Bo all have great looking labels, which might explain how they manage to sell any beer (that and price point). It also seems like every time High Life gets a packaging redesign it looks better and better (who is their design firm? how do they do it?) So many of the designs that people are lauding here are busy as all hell, and cartoons don't really sell me on beer, give me something clean, with a minimum of text and two or three colors that make a strong impression.
These are really well done while still feeling like pretty current design.
I like New Glarus's template approach. Some of Bell's are pretty great.
Good call on the 612!
Absolutely stupid name, but their packaging is almost always good.
I'm also a graphic designer and I also really like great divide's stuff, simple and eye catching. It does lack room for change though IMO, they're kind of stuck on the same formula every time, they're good looking labels, but get a little boring.
I am a big fan of Stone bottles, not so much their year round releases, but a lot of their limited stuff I love, Ruination 10th and 16th Anniversary, for example. Those are both really well done.
Some great examples from Italy:
# Birra del Borgo (http://www.birradelborgo.it/it/birre) cool bottle and colorful labels
# Baladin (http://www.baladin.it/produzione_birreinbottiglia) consistent and quite elegant
# Birrificio del Ducato (http://www.birrificiodelducato.net/birre-del-ducato/) once again consistent and colorful, cool bottles as well
Revelation Cat new series (http://www.slideshare.net/elisa-81/etichette-birre-revelation-cat) cool idea/graphics
im pretty fond of odells labels
I second the artist labels. As a huge Gonzo fan, I have to go with Flying Dog's Ralph Steadman labels. Mediocre beer, unbelievable labels.
Simplicity be damned, Gigantic's labels are quite eye catching as well.
Not my photo, but beautiful none-the-less.
These guys...no question:
Hilliard's in Seattle has an amazing aesthetic in everything from the packaging to the tap room to the glassware.
I love Great Divide, even the paper choice. My current favorite is Hitachino Nest Beer.
Have to agree with the other two that said Odell. Awesome labels
My favorite might be Nogne-O. Beautiful and simple.
But the Rose de Gambrinus label is pure awesome.
I love packaging as well. I don't really consider the bottle/label a package. I guess it technically is but I am thinking more along the line of a box etc. I do not like 21st amendment boxes but that is what I think of when I hear packaging.
Westvleteren (just not that castle grey skull monstrosity they released in the us)
Love Odell's logos, but I was especially pleased with their new one on Lugene chocolate milk stout, almost more than I liked the beer!
For me it's Three Floyds, here are some of their new labels from BeerPulse. I also like 21st Amendment can art.
Add another one for Odell.
I really like what Deep Ellum Brewing out of Dallas is doing with their design scheme (http://www.deepellumbrewing.com/). The beer backs it up, too.
i love heady toppers one and only logo.
Anything other than Flying Dog...The labels are a real turn off for me especially the old scratch amber. And just realized the person above me loves it haha. Different tastes.
I have to vote for Lost Abbey
The guy who designed this,
Also designed this,
I also dig these guys...
Also a graphics designer. Austin Beerworks: Bold, Crisp, and Clean.
Also a fan of Maine Brewing Company. I like Simplicity
Jester King for sure! I love the modern/classic feel to all of them.
Agree with Great Divide and Flying Dog...
Also a big fan of TROEGS designs as well....