- Dec 11, 2007
- Reaction score
- "Detroitish" Michigan
When trying to come up with tap handles I wanted something that I could change whenever I changed a beer. But the only alternatives seemed to be the blackboard/white board style.
I wanted something a little more graphically appealing (plus my handwriting sucks,) and something that I could express my creativity in label design as well.
I was looking at various tap designs and other display ideas on the web and stumbled upon “Top Loader” plastic sports and collector card sleeves. So I decided to incorporate that into my design.
They’re available in the toy department of any big box store, where the collectable card sets are.
The typical collector card size is 2.5” w X 3.5”L, and the sleeves themselves measure 3” X 4”.
The first thing I did was made up a bunch of labels in photoshop the size of baseball cards. Since I’ve always been a fan of pinups, both vintage and modern, I decided to make that the overall theme of my labels. Though a few of my older recipes I used other graphics.
I also made a few for empty taps.
(More graphics in my gallery, and on my facebook page.)