September is my favorite month, second only to October. The oppressive Chicago heat fades away and being outside doesn’t require mapping out the shady spots. I do what I can to put off drinking my first pumpkin ale until September first, even though they are on the shelves before then. And of course, Oktoberfest beers […]
Highlighting outstanding beer label artists
Wolfskulljack’s art is dark and primal in subject matter, but also in shape and line. Her work honors two sides of nature – stagnant death and repose and raw rage and fear. …and, yeah, she draws A LOT of wolves.
“I started by pitching a set of 6 designs at the brewery owners with the idea that, as each beer had character, each beer WAS a character… Those design decisions still live on today and hopefully make a Parallel 49 beer recognizable on shelf with even the quickest of glances.”
Don’t let that barbaric presentation of Mason’s Brewing’s REKKR beer label fool you. Ben Bishop is about more than just “hack and slash”, little leaguers! He’s is a storyteller worthy of a saga of his own. We’re getting to the end of the list of artists whose beer labels YOU voted for as The Best Beer Labels of 2018.
Sometimes we get lucky and connect with an artist who has done label artwork for several breweries. Not only is Magge Gagliardi such an artist, but she’s also done work for breweries beyond just beer labels.
The only thing I know about Sparks, Nevada is what I’ve seen recently on I Am The Night. It’s no surprise that their beer doesn’t make it here to Chicago. If it did, labels like Mindful Fermentation, with the rainbow palette of Bryce Chisholm would jump off the shelves, both visually and literally. Which is […]
We’re super honored to interview the artist behind the winning label of our Top Ten Beer Labels of 2018 – Emily Boyd! Oddstory Brewing’s beers would throw down some serious competition for eyeballs on the shelves here in Chicago!
“I realized that Southern Prohibition was on my wavelength and not afraid to get weird and take a risk with their art… it turned into beer that’s sitting in the cooler at the convenience store.”