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Old 05-28-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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I decided to go with a theme of personification in the names and labels of my beers. That is, each beer gets a fictional person's name, and on each label is a picture of the person. I'm keeping the design simple enough to do in paint, and I write a description of the beer but word it as though it were describing a person's story/personality. First label is an irish red ale:
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Next is the same irish red ale recipe brewed to the specs of an american amber:

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Old 05-28-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
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On the way is Alphonse abbey style tripel. I'd love some feedback, the write ups are meant to be a bit cheesy and sort of commercial.

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Try white text. They're tough as hell to read.

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Old 05-28-2008, 04:57 AM   #5
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Trei cool. I like the idea of namin the beers good idea. Nice.

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I like the new white font/size much better

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Great concept and labels. I like Kieran better than Patrick (sorry, English degree coming through). Kieran does things. He moves, finds, knows and toughens up. Patrick is more described. Better to tell a story, show don't tell, etc. For great narrative beer labels, I can't recommend Lagunitas' bombers enough. You've done a great job here. When I get to bottling and labeling my beers (rather than just pouring them out of a keg) I hope they will have as much character as yours.

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I really like the label concept (and being Irish, I'm partial to both!). The white font looks much better and is really set off by the label colors. Only one thing I saw amiss: on the Patrick label, fix the spelling of the word existence. It should be an E, not an A.

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Thanks for the replies, changes have been made above and I'm pretty pleased with it. As promised...

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I like the idea of having characters ....

And my wife wants to know if Kieran is available for private parties?

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