Stephanie Stevenson placed in the Top Ten Beer Labels of 2020, winning our mildly-coveted ARTBREW badge, with her first and only beer label, “Nevermore”, for Core 3 Brewery. That’s right, her first beer label EVER beat out hundreds of others. Let’s see what makes her tick!
Labels by Breweries
It’s not unheard of for us to interview artists with just a handful of labels to their credit. What’s exciting about interviewing Joana Fraga, whose third label has yet to be released, is that she’s just getting started with making label art for Chicago’s very own Odious Cellars.
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.”
If you have a look at the labels of Florida brewery Tripping Animals, the formula is simple. Their logo is a heavy-lidded eyeball… Each label features a cartoon animal who appears to be, well, euphoric. Absurdly simplistic or concisely genius? You decide. Or don’t.
“I get hellbent on trying to improve and develop with each label.“
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.
Explore the Movie Monster art and spectacular beer labels of yet another “Best Beer Labels of 2018” artist.
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.”