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Old 03-14-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Open to any and all comments. I'm designing a beer logo for a small micro start-up and want to know what stands out to you.

What makes a beer logo really stand out to you?



 
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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You have to know the audience. I think the only time I actually come up with labels is for parties, so I either go for inside jokes or local references. Last year I placed in the BYO label contest with a sarcastic label that seems to still get laughs.



 
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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Identity via personal imagination, pure and simple.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #4
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Either classy or comical... not both, and no in between.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:01 PM   #5
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Identity via personal imagination, pure and simple.
I like what LGI says.

I would have to add that I like the 50's-era pin-up girls on labels.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #6
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The graphics have to be clean looking; an overall nice look. That's more important than the style of the label IMO.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:49 PM   #7
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the one thing that does NOT work, IMO, are labels that too closely resemble logos for sports teams.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:06 PM   #8
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Tell me what it taste like & the alchol volum. I don't want a picture of a fish unless it taste like fish. Hey but I'm a woman so maybe my opinon is off base for the average buyer.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:14 PM   #9
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Visually I like Dudes:


or olllllo's.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:54 PM   #10
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I like logos that are either in line art or transfer well to line art. It makes it easier to do etched glasses, silk screened shirts and vinyl graphics.


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