Been a while since we looked at some label art. I don't know about you, but after all the debate over whether Clown Shoes is tasteful and what exactly is sexist, I could stand to look at some hardcore art this fine weekend. Let's check in and see what the always-aggressive 3 Floyds has been up to.
First, new art for the Arctic Panzer Wolf. You may recall the old art, which was a dark blue Red Sonja -style piece:
Next, some art for the Evil Power, a collaboration between 3 Floyds and the metal band Lair of the Minotaur.
Phineas X. Jones, whom we have seen before working with 3 Floyds brewery soulmates Half Acre. There are more detail stills on his site, so I'll just use the one of the gun-toting minotaur:
Last up, let's look at another orgy of violence brought on by a metal band, the Amon Amarth Ragnarok.
Ragnarok is supposedly sort of like the Norse apocalypse, a preordained series of events, including a massive battle where lots of people and gods die. This is another great example of the increasingly common overlap between tattoo art and craft beer. It makes some sense that these two forms, both considered countercultural only recently respected as legitimate art/craft, would find some common ground. Also, the best tattoo artists are great at intricate, psychologically evocative works on limited canvas space, so their skills are a natural fit for label design.