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Old 05-16-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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so my SWMBO and her friend both think that this label i made is racist, i personally do not really find it to be and am just wondering what everyone think.

Thanks for the input

Also if any of you find it to be racist or prejudice i am extremely sorry, that was never my intent

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Old 05-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm missing why they think its racist. A picture of a black man? The fact that most porters are dark? Their belief that most blacks prefer high ABV? These are the only ideas I could come up with as to why they think its racist. What I see in the label is, a man of color who by the fact of brewing and elegant cursive script is a proud educated craftsman and artist.


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Old 05-16-2009, 11:58 PM   #3
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I don't see anything "racist" about it at all. I think your SWMBO & her pals need to RDWHHB.

 
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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I'm actually wondering your thoughts on it. I don't find it racist but I don't exactly get the connection either. What are your reasons for picking that photo. Everything you do in design should always have a reason.

 
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:17 AM   #5
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well personally i thought the connection was bourbon, south, old gentleman enjoying some vanilla bourbon porter. idk maybe i am off but i guess i just thought it kinda fit and made sense to me.

maybe i am seeing something no one else does, wouldn't necessarily surprise me
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:22 AM   #6
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well personally i thought the connection was bourbon, south, old gentleman enjoying some vanilla bourbon porter. idk maybe i am off but i guess i just thought it kinda fit and made sense to me.

maybe i am seeing something no one else does, wouldn't necessarily surprise me
Yea, that was sorta what I was thinking but wanted to hear if from you. Maybe if the tag line had something in it to reinforce that southern bourbon drinking idea as well?

On the other hand, I could also see where some might find it offensive.

 
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:38 AM   #7
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what does everyone else think? racist? or no?
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:33 AM   #8
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Dude, no way. It's just a black dude. I made the connection right away with old gentlemen in the south drinking bourbon and he's a black guy.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:38 AM   #9
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Interesting... I made a different connection. I thought he looked like he'd be an old blues man or something, so the first thing that came to mind for me was Bourbon Street.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:55 AM   #10
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That too......


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