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Old 01-26-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
beltbuckle
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Still tweaking a bit, but designing a standard label in GIMP on linux. Will probably add a bit more text with brew date, bottle date, and ABV. Anyway what you ya think? (BTW my last name is "fuhrman" hence the name...)


 
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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I would try to tighten up the kerning between the letters and add space between the words and the dots - does that make sense? It's kinda hard to read.

I love the concept.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:06 PM   #3
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I would try to tighten up the kerning between the letters and add space between the words and the dots - does that make sense? It's kinda hard to read.

I love the concept.
Hah, yeah that makes sense. I kept increasing the kerning so it would span the whole 170 degrees but I will try your suggestion and see if I like it.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:42 AM   #4
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OK. revision 2. I (and my wife too) agree, decreasing the kerning makes it easier to read. Also cleaned up a few lines.

Slapped one of these on a brown 12oz bottle and the colors were a nice match.



 
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:07 AM   #5
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I'd have to say that #2 is much more appealing than #1! Just my opinion...
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:44 AM   #6
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Second one is a winner!
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #7
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Second one is a winner!
+1. I like how it is simple and easy to read. Nice work.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
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OK. revision 2. I (and my wife too) agree, decreasing the kerning makes it easier to read. Also cleaned up a few lines.

Slapped one of these on a brown 12oz bottle and the colors were a nice match.


Nice.

Easier to read.

You can try kerning it out more to get that look again, but keep it tighter than the first.

I love the beer test tube.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:50 PM   #9
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Looks awesome. Great concept.

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #10
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Thanks all. Here's another version I am playing with.


 
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