Showing posts with label Wine Labels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wine Labels. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2014

T-Shirt Featuring My Wine Label Art

Back in 2008 I created a piece of artwork for a wine label. The wine is called "The Offering". You can see my original post about it here. Since then I have happily followed the wine maker and the wine as it received lots of positive reviews and even awards. It has become one of the winery's top wines. I am delightled to be a part of all that.

Now there is a new chapter in this story. The winery has decided to sell T-Shirts with the label art on them! I think it's wonderful that they think so much of this label that they would do this. As far as I can tell, this is the only T-Shirt they sell. It's pretty cool if you ask me.

I first found out they were making these because I saw the winemaker wearing one in a picture on his facebook page. They sell for $20 on his website. If you are interested you can check it out . Oh yeah, he sells wine too!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trader Joe's Shopping Trip

I was finally able to check out a Trader Joe's store last year during our trip to Virginia. I recently found these photos that I took at the time. We located the wine that I had illustrated the label for and bought close to a case of it. It was a strange but wonderful experience to see "my" wine on the shelf there.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Video about the Trader Joes Pancake wine

I just found this video about The Pancake Cellars wine that I illustrated the label for. This is the third year that Trader Joe's has offered this wine so it must sell well. I only hope that my work on the label has something to do with it.

Here is the original post that accompanies the video

Friday, October 01, 2010

Les Jeunes

5x10 ink on hot-press illustration board

Wine label illustration for Sans Liege Winery, California. The wine marketing company who commissioned this piece added color themselves and printed the label on foil. The end product was very striking. The finished bottle

Check out the two YouTube videos made about this wine. Pretty fun stuff.

Monday, September 06, 2010

The Transcendentalist

Another wine label project for Sans Liege, in the Renaissance woodcut style. This wine label design would be going onto a magnum-size bottle. Something new for me.

After brainstorming with the client, we decided on a label design. This was the "very rough" sketch. This drawing was meant to get the basic elements of the design organized and put roughly into position.

Then I did a more finished preliminary sketch in pencil. I attempted to implement the look that we were going for. The client wanted the hands to look like those of a seasoned vineyard worker... old and worn. This sketch helped the client get a feel for what the finished piece would look like.

After some revision, here is the finished ink drawing. This wasn't the version we ended up using though. The decision was made that the whole design needed to be darker to achieve the heavier, emotional feel that we wanted. So, I went back to work on it again...

This is what we ended up with. More shadow areas and more detail was added. This was the version that went on the wine label.

5x10 ink on bristol

Wine label illustration for Sans Liege Winery, California.

Here is a picture of the finished bottle.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cotes du coast

5x10 ink on bristol Wine label illustration for Sans Leige Winery, California.

Here are a couple of shots of the finished bottle.

I love the choice of the foil label. It really adds a lot to the look of the bottle. I didn't know they were going to choose this treatment. The first time I saw the finished bottle I was very pleasantly surprised.

Here is a cool YouTube Video that was made about this wine.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Offering

5x10 Ink on Bristol
Wine label illustration for Sans Leige Winery, California.

Here is what the finished bottle looks like.

This is a shot of Curt (the wine maker) with the wine.

This wine has been getting a lot of attention by those in the wine business. I'm very happy that I could be a part of the project. Here are some links to some sites that talk about it.

Here is more about the winery

...and this is The Sans Liege Website

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pancake Cellars - Grape Attack

This is the original illustration that I sent to Proof Marketing. After many emails and several preliminary sketches I was able flesh out their concept. This is the design that we ended up with. I'm really happy with it. Note the open spaces left for text.
This is the finished label design.

Here is a finished bottle of the wine.

I was told that this wine blend was made specifically for Trader Joe's. It's available for purchase while supplies last. There has been some chatter on the net about this wine. Here are some sites that I found that talk about it. Even though the writer for The Gourmez gets it wrong and thinks the grape character is a pancake, it's fun to read what people are saying about the label.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tasting Panel

Illustration for wine label and finished label design.
I recently got involved in making illustrations for wine labels. I send the finished illustrations to the wine marketer and they design the label using my drawing. This has been a very satisfying project. I hope to do many more in the future.

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