Homebrew Label Art – Turning Cheap Stickers into Masterpieces!

Craft beer is a phenomenon that has swept America over the last 20 years. This country has had somewhat of a beer renaissance in which many good people with excellent taste have rejected the big brand generic beers in favor of artfully crafted beers from independent breweries.

But we are starting to see a revolution within the revolution in which people who love beer want to brew their own and create their own renaissance. In fact, the homebrewing industry is an enormous one in which millions of Americans are buying up carboys, keggers, wort chillers, and getting cheap stickers printed for their growlers and brown bottles.

Here is a look at some of those labels produced by some truly artistic people who have utilized cheap sticker printing and other guerrilla methods to create these outstanding labels.

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Original source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/146648531586126698/

“Coo! Coo! That brown ale will do nicely, sir,” said the gentleman pigeon in the smart bowler hat.

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original source: http://www.ohbeautifulbeer.com/2013/12/santeria/

These are stupendously illustrated and designed beer labels by Santeria – so graphically funny and pleasing to look at.

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Original source: http://whatisbakinginthebarbershop.blogspot.com/2013/01/wedding-wednesdays-favors-part-1.html

Aww! Such a sweet and wonderfully designed label…He gave her hops, and she said “I do!”

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Original source: http://imgur.com/a/1BcA9

This collection of homebrew labels by Jen Wiley are totally rad. So much work has gone into these designs, just for the love of it!

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Original source: http://www.ohbeautifulbeer.com/2011/10/will-dean-homebrew-labels/

A selection of sublimely brilliant homebrew labels by Will Dean – a dude that takes his brewing and his labeling seriously (and rightfully so! Homebrewing is a very serious business)

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Okay! Now this one’s a little bit of nepotism for this blog post (It’s actually my latest beer label design) but I thought it might be cool to show readers the labels I did from sketch to finish.

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Original source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/11103905/Dark-Wizard-Weizenbock

Kyle Sauter’s homebrew labels are stunningly illustrated and designed. Outstanding typography and composition of his rock’n’roll labels with flying castles and skull creatures.

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Original source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/10399625/Clumsy-Bear-Brewing-Company

Another image showing the design from sketch to finish. Portlands own, Tim Weakland designed these labels for a local homebrewer. How much work, effort and utter design magic did he put into these!

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Original source: http://southernweddings.com/2012/07/10/simple-alabama-wedding-with-colorful-bridesmaid-dresses/

From one extreme to the other! Forget the cheap sticker printing, these DIY labels are a fabulous idea and were made especially for a wedding celebration (great job on the handwritten font!)

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Original source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/14512693/BeardedDog-Brewery-Beer-Labels

Love this design for Homebrew expert, Bearded Dog Brewery – so retro and cool with an edgy and witty vibe.

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Original source: http://www.ohbeautifulbeer.com/2011/04/queen-bee-ale/

Graham Erwin from Columbus created these incredible labels. Über cool and colorful, they look absolutely delicious in every sense.

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Original source: http://www.freebirdagency.com/2014/06/dj-homebrew/

David Thomas Manzl  and his wife created these DIY post-punk style labels for his nano brewery that star the family cat.

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Original source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/Home-brewed-craft-beer-labels/9810723

Here’s another homebrewer who that hasn’t opted for cheap stickers and instead, has used hang tags to label his beautiful beer! Great job Mark Swanson.

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Original source: http://www.whatkatiedoes.net/2013/08/brewbacca-beer-labels.html

Grrrwaaaaaarggggh! Nope, that’s not the sound of Chewbacca. That’s the sound that I make when I look at these amazing label designs that have combined two things of brilliance; Chewbacca and beer!

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Original source: http://www.ohbeautifulbeer.com/2013/08/amy-white-mouse/

Homebrewer Martin Fek could teach commercial breweries a thing or two about design and marketing with these sublimely brilliant smart phone interactive beer labels that are so unique, original, and sophisticated.

  • For stickers and labels for your personal and small business projects, go the NextDayFlyers.com and start creating your own brilliant labels.

 

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