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View Poll Results: What version of the label do you like?
Wow... Version 1 is cool, I like it. 11 21.15%
No way... Version 2 is better. 41 78.85%
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:44 AM   #11
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Cool, I am the only one that voted on version 1!!

Why? It looks more german. You got a german-looking babe standing there...go for the subdued old-school german label look!!


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Old 07-28-2006, 08:35 PM   #12
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Thanks.. Exo,

That was what I was thinking when I designed that version.



 
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:16 PM   #13
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They look awesome

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As a designer/artist, anything I create is automatically copyrighted.
So is the Girl a friend or SWMBO?
Not a Lawyer, but pretty sure you can't copyright something made from someonelse's copyrighted work without permission.
Not that it matters, unless you plan to make money off of it... Man I am bored at work (retiring in 3 weeks and already turned over everything to my replacement.. these 4 hr work days with nothing to do are killing me)

 
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:46 PM   #14
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i also chose version 1 because, yes it felt more german! It also seems more subdued and vintage or classic. i dunno. nice work.

 
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:44 AM   #15
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Hello budbo,

I think as long as the artwork (girl) is changed by at least 30% its concidered fine. Plus I am not planning to use the label on a commercial product, just personal use.

BUT... maybe I am wrong about the girl. If so, I will get a friend to dress up like that and use her photo. :-) Or designer her in a 3D program. I was mainly just copyrighting the overall design. It's still not a finished label... just concept right now.


 
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:59 AM   #16
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Gonna vote for #2... The colors really bring it out. My only question tho, are you going to have a basic white border when you put them on the bottle, or trim them around the fine young lass? (Which to ME seems like it would be a PITA)

Then again if you only do a few of them it may not be such a big deal...

Looks awesome tho!


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Old 07-29-2006, 01:36 AM   #17
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Is there an "s" behind the girl in Heißes? IMO, I think it would look better if you dropped the "es" off the end.

I like them both for different reasons, but I noticed the letting in the bottom one is brighter yellow (for "blond", I hope).

How about changing the lettering in the upper label brown so you can use it for dunkel ale? You'd also have to change her hair to brown.

Which city is that in the background? Do you know?
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:39 AM   #18
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My only question tho, are you going to have a basic white border when you put them on the bottle, or trim them around the fine young lass?
I work as a Large format printer, we have a 54" inkjet printer which will print on thin label material (vehicle wrap vinyl). The printer also has the die cut attachment so all I need to do is create a die line file around the label (1/8" from the edge of the image). The printer will then print & cutout each label, leaving the paper backing... So just peel the backing off and stick on bottle.
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Is there an "s" behind the girl in Heißes? IMO, I think it would look better if you dropped the "es" off the end.

Which city is that in the background? Do you know?
Yes there is... I went to a language translator and translated "Hot Blond" to German which gave me "Heißes blondes" :-)

Not sure what city that is... just a search on the internet of Brewery.

 
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:13 AM   #19
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Version 1 is definately more German. It depends on what you are trying to depict, but I reckon both of 'em are great!
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:20 AM   #20
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Which city is that in the background? Do you know?
If it is actually Germany in the pic--I'd guess Heidelburg. I don't recall the buildings being that close to the bridge, but that could be alt bridge though.


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