So, I've done one post about how cans could change beer art. And we've established that, my respect for Jeff Alworth's blogging notwithstanding, I fundamentally disagree with the school of thought that states cans are "not an attractive package." On the contrary, I think the panoramic capabilities of can art are potentially more interesting than bottle labels. And, with more than 100 breweries canning, we'll probably see more dynamic art as things go on. Let's look at a few more pieces.
Let's start with Manhattan, Kansas' Tallgrass Brewing Company, whose owner, Jeff Gill, is a zealot enough to issue a "canifesto."
Here's some can art by Oklahoma City's COOP Ale Works, a participant in this year's show.
Okay, they obviously aren't using the 360 capability of cans, because they already designed a brand image and don't have the time or money to adapt it. This is the vast majority of can art, of course, just label art adapted to a can. Not special, but in this case at least stays clean and manages to add to the original design work. A can allows for a monochrome background (unlike a bottle label), and here the black background brings out the reds and cream of the design. The text panel is clean and the branding remains intact. This is about the minimum you can do and have can art be solid design.
Of course, you can also do more, like Big Sky Brewing's Scape Goat can: