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Inside The Brave New World Of Craft Beer Packaging Design

Breweries use modern packaging to simply make noise
Oct 9, 2014 9:00 am

We talked to a few industry leaders in the world of craft beer packaging design to hear their thoughts on how the industry has evolved to where we are now and what we can expect for the future. Good news: the future is very bright.

Shepard Fairey Hopes You Drink Hennessy

Famed street artist designs cognac label
Aug 29, 2014 10:00 am

Shepard Fairey dropped by NYC's Soho House last week for a luncheon to introduce his new label design for a limited-edition bottle of Hennessy. A report, and beauty shots of the handsome design, this way. 

In Chicago, Great Design Collides With Even Better Craft Beer And Fried Chicken

Cody Hudson talks Pipeworks beer, Parson's chicken
Aug 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Chicago's Pipeworks Brewing is known for creating wildly fantastical craft beers with labeling to match, as in the astronaut unicorn hurtling through space on its Imperial India Pale Ale bottle. The label for its latest offbeat brew, "Brown & Stirred," goes in an entirely different direction. The beer, a collaboration with Longman & Eagle, is a strong rye ale (10.5 ABV) inspired by the Manhattan cocktail. The label features a whimsical drawing of a bottle of beer high-fiving a cocktail by Cody Hudson, who shares more details right here.

A "Condensed" History Of The Campbell's Tomato Soup Can

Red, white and iconic well before Warhol.
Jul 10, 2014 9:00 am

Campbell's familiar red and white-labeled can has been on grocery store shelves since the turn of the 20th century, making it one of America's most widely-recognized food products—right up there with Oreos and Coca-Cola. Not much has changed in the last 120 years, which goes to say, if it ain't broke...don't fix it. Here's a breakdown and history of its archetypal design.

Sweet Jugs: Maple Syrup Bottles For The At-Home Brunch Snob

Pour it on from these grade-A packaging designs
Apr 3, 2014 10:00 am

If you can't remember the last time you settled for Aunt Jemima's, then your purist maple syrup tastes might appreciate the stylish aesthetics of these bottles that hold up to the same discerning standards. More after the jump.

These Gonzo Characters Will Be Repping A Year's Worth Of Dogfish Head Labels

Jermaine Rogers on his appropriately weird artwork
Mar 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Just one of the many examples of Dogfish Head's outside-the-box approach to all things beer-related is its annual collaboration with an artist to celebrate its four seasonal beers: Aprihop, Festina Peche, Punkin Ale, and Piercing Pils. This year, Jermaine Rogers took out his markers for some wickedly cool label designs. Interview and images after the jump.

Jameson Takes St. Patrick's Day Seriously With A Fun, Limited-Edition Label

The 230-year-old whiskey takes a colorful detour
Mar 17, 2014 12:00 pm

As the unofficial whiskey mascot for St. Patrick's Day, Jameson decided to dress its bottle up for the occasion, enlisting illustrator Dermot Flyn to redesign its classic label with a spirited shout-out to Dublin. More after the jump.

Celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day With 5 Awesome New Cans

Fresh beer, cool label art, more reasons to can it
Jan 24, 2014 2:00 pm
canned craft beers photo

Sure, drinking out of cans may bring to mind the cheap stuff your grandpa used to drink, but make no mistake, today’s cans are on the cutting edge of flavor and technology. With so many great new options to explore, I've hand-picked 5 new favorites to help you celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day.

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