Lots of stuff in the pipeline, Beerfriends, as I recover from a whirlwind August that included one of the best Musikfests I've had, a trip to San Diego, and lots of work.
But first, some art of the month. The first two honor my SD trip. We begin with the Ballast Point Indra Kunindra:
Next is a label that I just find amusing, particularly following a 3-hour flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor to Phoenix Sky Harbor:
I mean, it's a bit silly, but I enjoy the self-conscious melodrama. Also, I just find a commercial-airline themed brewery to be fully of amusing potential.
In local news, Victory Brewing Company released renderings of its new planned facility in Chester County:
|New brewery renderings definitely count as beer art.|
Okay, now for some bad label art. Our winner of this month's brewery to make the tired analogy to color of a woman's hair is... McCall Brewing
|Get it? GINGER??|
DuClaw usually has great label design. This month they have this:
Lastly, we have the folk at Bootlegger's Brewery doing a pretty bad imitation of a '60s psychedelic piece:
Don't get me wrong, it is not easy to do a good piece involving tie-dye, a VW bus, and bubble text. It always looks kind of forced and goofy, which is why it's really not a great idea to do it. And if you are going to use three tropes as a kind of cheap shorthand for hippies, you shouldn't be putting some very straight-laced serif fonts over everything. At least they're using QR codes.