a link to this page the other day and thought some examples of appealing labels might be a good idea.
I appreciate they are not beer brands but the simplicity and pared down style of these cheese labels is to my mind attractive. I like the simple palates of colours, reminiscent of 1940's railway posters and the fact no one thought sticking a pair of suspenders on a cow would sell more cheese spread.
Oh and seeing as many beer labels are so poor maybe getting inspiration from elsewhere might be a good idea.
Friday 28 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
This mind boggling "treasure" comes from Direct beers who we've covered before; provocative "humorous" labels are their thing, they sell a "dog piss" beer. This one however is just plain grim, I honestly don't care what people do at home spanking or otherwise, but this is just verging on gruesome. I presume it's meant to be drank at home on your own as I don't know anyone who would sit at the same table as me if I uncorked one of these. Sad loners is niche market not normally targeted by brewers (it's not very aspirational) Direct seem to be still going so there seems to be a market for their wares.
update: I am surprised they didn't just call this one "Wife Beater" and be done!!!
Tuesday 4 January 2011
I found this porcine "gem" via the excellent Royal Albert pub down in New Cross, so it may well be a nice drop of ale but the asssociations with boiled up school dinners and 10 day old cabbage kinda puts me off trying it sadly.