There’s no denying my love of vector style artwork. Clean edges and bold strokes really excite me when it comes to label designs. It’s never been a style I’ve excelled at so I’m quite envious of those who do. These labels for Coalition Brewing Company feature large, colorful illustrations that really catch my eye.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Coalition Brewing takes their namesake very seriously, offering a program in which local home brewers can brew at Coalition’s facility. With a strong “keeping it local” mentality, it’s no surprise that the brewery relied on a local Portland based designr – Bethany Ng – to create these stunning labels.
The large, beautiful illustrations provide a great personality to each of the brews. The usage of bold, solid colors gives the imagery a playful feel, allowing the beauty of the vector art to stand out amongst the type. One almost unnoticeable piece that I love is the subtle half tone pattern in the backgrounds of Two Dogs, King Kitty and Rooster’s, as well as the star from the breweries logo used on the collars of the dogs and cat.
Tip of the hat to my friend Hannah for bringing these labels to my attention. Hopefully next time I’m up in Portland I’ll get the chance to see these in person, as well as taste them.
Source: Coalition Brewing | Bethany Ng
- February 26th, 2013
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You can ask anyone who knows me; I’ve got a slight obsession with felines. I have a small herd of cats myself and every time I go to the pet store, I have to stop and play with the kittens up for adoption. It’s a little ridiculous, but they’re just so damn cute.
Needless to say when I came across this packaging while perusing my feeds, I was excited. Designed by Isabela Rodrigues of Sweety Branding Studio in Brazil, these bottles feature bright bold patterns as well as one of the most awesome geometric cat illustrations I’ve ever seen. The way the the patterns from the bottles were used to create the cat’s face ties the whole thing together.
Designed for Le Chat, which is supposedly a french brewery (I can’t seem to find any information about them), it has very elegant, large text that really stands out. The usage of a clean serif typeface provides a level of classiness on top of what could be considered a very playful pattern. The simplicity of the 4-pack carrier really helps the beauty of the bottles stand out. The designer could have continued with patterns and bright colors on the carrier, but instead chose to keep it simple using only one color and allowing the natural cardboard color to consume the majority of it. I really love how the cat face easily translate to a one color mark without losing any legibility.
Overall, this is a great example of mixing colors, patterns and a classic seriffed typeface. I really wish there were higher resolution photos of these because I’d love to know what kind of beers these are and what’s written below “Le Chat”, but for now, I’ll just take in the beauty of the bright patterns. Heck, I’d love to know anything about this brewery, so if you happen to have anymore insight, please let me know!
Source: Le Chat | The Dieline
- February 25th, 2013
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While sifting through my new feeds, I came across this beautiful creation. An X-Wing made entirely from Kaiser Bier cans and with stunning detail. The placement of the logo throughout the fighter are perfectly aligned and mirrored on each wing. This definitely takes creative recycling to a whole new level.
I wonder what beers they serve at Mos Eisley Cantina?
Source: X Wing Beer Can | Neatorama
- November 29th, 2012
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