Incredibly honored to be in such great company of so many other absolutely gorgeous labels and illustrators – 169 to be exact.
Let’s take it back for a moment.
Lemme tell you… let. me. TELLLLL. you. I’ve wanted to do a beer can design for the longest timeeeeeee. Every time I’d have one, it would get canceled or ghosted, but the absolutely fantastical Melinda Colaizzi of Melinda and the Night Sky reached out for our first official freelance-collab with her band’s own beer! Whattttt?! So flippin’ awesome! This was an amazing project to work on!
And, when I really get to dive into the world of art nouveau [my hero, Alphonse Mucha], my heart soars. And, tarot, and flowers, and just all of it! If you didn’t notice, we played off the beer can design for the Say What You Mean Single Cover Illustration. A little bit of a mini-illustration-Marvel-Universe [if you’ve followed me on Behance or Instagram, you’ll know from my Stage AE posters]. Both the hero of this illustration [which happens to be the amazing, Melinda herself!] and the Say What You Mean and Say It Isn’t So Single Covers have a lightning bolt necklace – which that in itself has a symbolic meaning to Melinda. ⚡️⚡️
I’ll admit I’m having a difficult time wanting to open up my gorgeous 6-pack – made by the amazing North Country Brewing. I’m that kid with all the amazing stickers but they’re not stuck on anything because I don’t want to ruin their beauty… one day.
Fast forward to winning Third Place, and being invited to North Country Brewing‘s Bar Side Chats with Bob! I’ve done plenty of talks with high school and college students, but it was a first-time Live Interview for this kid 😅.
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Thirsty Bastards The 169 Best Beer Labels of 2020 Article
Thirsty Bastards ARTBREW 2020 – The Top Ten Beer Labels of the Year Article
Curious what fonts I used? If it’s not my own handwriting or illustration, it’ll be in my very first blog post!