Label design

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

Red, white and iconic well before Warhol.
Jul 10, 2014 10:00 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 11:00 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 1:00 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 1:00 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 3:00 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.

Pop Art: Coke Debuts Its Special World Cup-Edition Bottle Designs

Strangely, the flag-themed bottles contain no Coke
Jan 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Coke World Cup bottles

Last week, Coca-Cola debuted a limited-edition collection of 18 individually designed bottles to celebrate this year's World Cup. And to emphasize just how special these mini-bottles are, the mega-brand opted not to fill them with any soda. They are, however, high-tech. Intrigued? Read on...


Absolut Gives Chicago Its Own Bottle Treatment

Windy City landmarks hit the vodka bottle
Oct 17, 2013 2:00 pm

We're not entirely sure where the inspiration for the notes of rosemary, thyme and green olives derives from, but Absulut Chicago hits all the city's iconic trademarks with its bottle design.

Gin Goes All-American: 5 Top-Shelf Bottle Designs

Leave the stodgy stuff to the Brits.
Sep 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Stuffy? Hardly. Here are five new great-looking gins that take a step back from any associations with London dry gin to reflect their homegrown origins.


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