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Old 08-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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I kind of like how these turned out. Hope I'm not breaking any rules of etiquette by posting more than one, but I've been in a taphandle making frenzy over the past couple of weeks.




 
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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Love that first one. Of course I just finished watching the John Adams miniseries so that may have something to do with it.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:48 PM   #3
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They look great, except I can't make out the name of the beer on the second one, and I can barely make out lager...perhaps consider outlining those in black...

But overall they are cool!
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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Agreed with Revvy on the wording being a little hard to read on the second label, but they look great.

 
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:04 PM   #5
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I really like the first one. Is it similar to what you use when you bottle?

+1 on the second one being hard to read. Changing the lettering colour to black may help, or it may make it too dark... Either way I'd have a look?
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:12 AM   #6
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I think I would at least outline it in dark just to see if it will be more legible that way. I like the design though. I think it would stick out more though with the darker outline.

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Old 08-12-2008, 01:57 PM   #7
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Well, these two are already done so short of remaking the tap handle it is what it is. I agree that it's hard to read, though. These gifs got a little crunchy, too... it's not that bad on the finished product.

Oh, and +1 on the John Adams intro... That was my inspiration for that design. I'm glad that came through.

I'll dig around and see if I can get a good pic of the finished handle. Oh, and I don't bottle much but when I do the labels look nothing like this. I go with rectangular labels and I usually come up with a more personalized name.


Edit: cleaned up the resolution on the Helles label


 
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:34 PM   #8
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Here's what it looks like as a finished product if anyone's interested. It's tough to shoot a close-up of these because of the gloss, but it's better than nothing.


 
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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Great labels - look even better on the handles! Nice work
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:20 PM   #10
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+1 on them looking great on the handles. Good job!

 
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