Anyway, the artist of the rest of Clown Shoes' oeuvre, Stacey George, emailed me to let me know they were changing the label art. It now looks like this:
the brewery blog posted process art and explained the thought process.
Why a new label? The original Hoppy Feet label never got where I wanted it to go. The beer was ready, we needed to dress it up, so this is what we used. Some people dig it, but the circus feel and color scheme aren’t what I wanted. Alan Pearsal is a terrific artist.That about sums it up. So let's look at Stacey's process art. First, the sketch:
So why no cityscape?
EDIT: Because Stacey mentioned it below, I thought I'd share the Pecan Pie Porter image:
Either way, I'm all for more American Realism in craft beer label art. Thanks, Stacey!