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Old 10-18-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I made this label a while ago but never shared it. It was originally for a cider I made and had a green background. My first beer (a pumpkin ale) is currently halfway through the secondary so I figured I'd get a new label ready, taking advantage of my old label.





It was tricky to get the label to fit the Guinness bottle properly, since the label must be arced slightly. I ended up writing a quick JavaScript calculator that inputs the top arc length (measured by taking a string around the bottle) and the bottom arc length, and the label height, and calculating how big the arc must be. Then it was a matter of putting it into photoshop and warping my image.

If anyone has had this problem before I'd be happy to upload the calculator for public use.

 
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:18 AM   #2
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Good idea. Looks great.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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I love it!! And great job figuring out the calculations.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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nice job man, love the label
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:45 PM   #5
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great label and love the illustration style!
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:51 AM   #6
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Simplicity at it's finest, good work.

Love the illustration of the fish.

 
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:31 AM   #7
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I really like it. In the words of the mrs.' "it's cute"

 
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:25 PM   #8
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The fish was a doodle I used to draw in class :P. I thought of it while trying to think of a label and a few hours later I had a decent label.

Thanks for the compliments

 
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:25 AM   #9
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question how did you get the wiggit out? i have a ton of these bottles thatidliketouseandi cant get them out.

 
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:29 AM   #10
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They come out really easily with needle-nose pliers

 
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