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Old 01-24-2012, 03:33 AM   #911
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It's my first two labels for my first two brews. Our detached garage turned into the neighborhood "bar" last summer and we live on a circle where everyone travels house to house with a cooler. Hence we christened the place the Circle Bar. This summer we'll drink our own brews (and wine) too.

Jim is our 115lb yellow lab and one of the neighborhood mascots.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:58 AM   #912
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This is just a general observation, and a bit off topic, but why are the majority of commercial, and I would have to say a great deal of Home Brew labels, which are designed with/around a circle, oval, or ellipse?

I am in the process with working with a graphic artist on a logo, and it has been my epiphany that there are a great deal of very successful logos that use the circle, oval and ellipse design. (FWIW, all three are ellipses, but that is an argument for another forum )
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #913
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I think the whole thing is a question for an art/aesthetics forum, but it probably has something to do with the fact that rectangles are boring/jarring without anything to break up the intersections of straight lines. Circles may help focus attention as well. I don't raelly know, I'm just trying to remember art appreciation 101. Here is another example of a 'very successful logo' employing an elipse:
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #914
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Yup, circles/ovals/ellipses tend to draw attention when placed over straight lines
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #915
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...Here is another example of a 'very successful logo' employing an elipse:
Balanced generally has one "L"

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #916
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I would bet the success of ovals, elipses, and circles has to do with the curvature of the bottle and some sort of asthetic flow. 90% of the labels that I've designed are circular in nature.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:37 AM   #917
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No, unfortunately I didn't know about the milk method before I stuck shipping type labels on them. Big mistake!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #918
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Balanced generally has one "L"
Thanks! Gimp needs spell check (or have I just not found it in the week I've had it). I also made the center graphic a bit bolder, and I think it looks better.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:31 AM   #919
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here's my label for my first batch:

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:24 AM   #920
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My girlfriend who is a graphic design major made this for me. I think its pretty good. My brother also brews hence the Burchett (my last name) Brothers name.
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