Me new summer beer label - please critique - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > Me new summer beer label - please critique

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2011, 04:16 AM   #1
StittsvilleJames
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Stittsville, ON
Posts: 504
Liked 42 Times on 21 Posts



I just made this one up tonight. Took a while, but making labels is almost as much fun as making beer! Gimp is pretty powerful too, and I'm finally starting to get the hang of it (I think)

McLaren's Landing is where a good friend of mine lives on the beach, and because I'm off on parental leave until August, I plan on spending alot of days at his place over the summer.

If anyone has any suggestions for the label, or the neck label, or my logo, or anything at all, please let me know, I want my beer to look super cool when I'm hanging out at the beach with a bunch of people.

Thanks alot!

James


Click image for larger version

Name:	jshbeer_neck_label.jpg
Views:	1035
Size:	35.1 KB
ID:	25217   Click image for larger version

Name:	summer_beer.jpg
Views:	596
Size:	160.4 KB
ID:	25218  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #2

Ready for the beach!

On the helpful critique side, there's a lot going on with your logo and I can't really make out what it is on the computer.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
StittsvilleJames
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Stittsville, ON
Posts: 504
Liked 42 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Pappers_ View Post
Ready for the beach!

On the helpful critique side, there's a lot going on with your logo and I can't really make out what it is on the computer.
It was supposed to be a family crest, but you're right, seems a little too busy on this smaller scale.

Here is a re-worked logo. I tried to make it look like it's on tapestry or cloth or something, and added a drop shadow beneath it to try to increase the depth of the picture (there are already shadows on the beer name).

Does this seem a little bit better?
Click image for larger version

Name:	jshbeer_neck_label.jpg
Views:	503
Size:	76.6 KB
ID:	25280   Click image for larger version

Name:	summer_beer.jpg
Views:	484
Size:	152.7 KB
ID:	25282  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #5
mrk00k
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 57
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Like version 2 much better.

1 thing I will say is that I'm always a little iffy about using actual pictures on labels though. Maybe just use a simple filter on it to make it not so...sharp? Just a thought.

Oh, and how did you bottle this in that future, that's impressive. Is there some sort of device one can purchase to accomplish this? Oh, no, I get it you are just planning on celebrating my birthday by bottling some beer, well thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
Gridlocked
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
MN
Posts: 793
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Version 2 is much better, well done!

I'm not trying to be negative, just my initial thoughts (constructive feedback): To me, the top collar doesn't match or blend well with the larger label. They look like they should be on two different beers. Maybe try different colors or a cloud-like background? I would leave the oval the same color top and bottom though. I like the yellow font but not really the black font on the main label. Also, maybe play around with re-wording the description at the bottom. "Lightly hopped and easy drinking. Perfect for a hot summer day at the beach." or something.
__________________
Sweetcel: "try this, it was dry-hopped with a lot of climax."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
CycloneBrewCrew
Recipes 
 
Apr 2011
Ames, Iowa
Posts: 33

I second the comment about using pictures. I just feel that it looks unprofessional. That said, GIMP has an array of fantastic filters and it's really easy to alter it as you see fit.

Prost!
__________________
Take A Chance

Brewing Co.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
StittsvilleJames
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Stittsville, ON
Posts: 504
Liked 42 Times on 21 Posts


I actually would prefer not to use pictures too, but I couldn't find a clip art I liked and I can't draw worth beans.

I also agree that the top label doesn't match the bottom label, but that won't be a problem because I have decided the top label idea is not going to happen. Takes way too much effort to cut out properly, and because my bottles all have different neck shapes, they end up looking funny because they're all sitting differently and looking stupid.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #9
clay9_24
beerganeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
clay9_24's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Comanche, TX
Posts: 117
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


you can't have a beach scene on your label without a girl in a bikini somewhere in the background.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Summer Ale Label JakeTheHopDog Label Display & Discussion 9 06-18-2010 10:47 PM
Help! Label critique, please. peachfuzz Label Display & Discussion 12 12-28-2008 03:16 PM
Summer Wheat Label kornbread Label Display & Discussion 8 08-27-2008 01:12 PM
First Bottle Label Design: American Summer Wheat killerhertz Label Display & Discussion 10 06-04-2008 01:21 PM
New label, critique away! Tusch Label Display & Discussion 14 04-19-2008 02:39 AM


Forum Jump