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    I made some new labels loosely based on my old designs, but this time I decided to go all out, rather than design them after wine labels.

    Once again, I'm still very interested in seeing the labels that other people have come up with.


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    Nice labels Norsk! Looks very clean and inviting!

    Here's a link to my latest batch of lables.

    Rose Wine:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ObiteljBakulic.jpg

    Barking Pumpkin Ale:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/...PumpkinAle.jpg

    Classic Dry Cyser:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ClassicDryCyser.jpg


    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    How's this one?

    [img][/img]http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg[img][/img]

    http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg
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    (The people's spirit is raised through culture)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar
    Nice labels Norsk! Looks very clean and inviting!

    Here's a link to my latest batch of lables.

    Rose Wine:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ObiteljBakulic.jpg

    Barking Pumpkin Ale:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/...PumpkinAle.jpg

    Classic Dry Cyser:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ClassicDryCyser.jpg


    Cheers,

    Oskaar

    Okay, I obviously need to hire an artist, because our faux-
    label has that boat in it too.

    If I'm going to run over to Office Max and get some paper to
    print on, what kind do I get? What doesn't smear, or run, or
    tear easily? Is there some kind of plastic-paper I can print on
    thats decalish and not a pain to clean off later?

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    I use a label maker software that prints on 3" by 4" peel-and-stick labels that can be purchased at Office Max. The labels soak of easily in just warm water. I think the software was $5 or $10 at Best Buy in the cheapo software section. I'll try to remember to post the name of it later when I am at home...

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    Norskersword,

    Just out of curiosity, what software did you use to create those fantastic labels?

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    Love the label show and tell.

    Suzy Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar
    Nice labels Norsk! Looks very clean and inviting!

    Here's a link to my latest batch of lables.

    Rose Wine:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ObiteljBakulic.jpg

    Barking Pumpkin Ale:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/...PumpkinAle.jpg

    Classic Dry Cyser:

    http://207.5.69.177/HRcenter/images/ClassicDryCyser.jpg


    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    I really like your labels. They always seem so professional. So you make them for friends and such, right? You must know alot of business owners.

    Hey you got my boat! J/K That's the best one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfeeley
    How's this one?

    [img][/img]http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg[img][/img]

    http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg
    Your label looks very cool too. How did you make it? I like the old fashoned look of it, and the Celtic theme of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pewter_of_Deodar
    Norskersword,

    Just out of curiosity, what software did you use to create those fantastic labels?
    Oh go on!

    I just used Paint Shop Pro 7. I don't use label making software, I just start from scratch. I designed a real simple label a few months ago and all I did was replace the background with a picture and change the foreground photo.

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    Great labels folks.

    I use Coreldraw, Corel Photo Paint, Fireworks MX 2004 to make my labels. For ideas I kind of look around while I'm driving to and fro and see things that catch my eye and then I try to emulate them for the label. A lot of times I end up seeing a picture, or a billboard, or a photo and kind of let the creative muse run rampant. A lot of time I have to bribe the little muse with some mead, then she's pretty cooperative

    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Here are some of mine http://mead.bravehost.com/labels.html

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    While I will never get the beautiful results that some of you have posted here, I use Art Explosion Label Factory Deluxe. It was purchased at Best Buy for $10 and is able to use the standard peel and stick labels sold various places.

    When I figure out how to get a .jpg ot .bmp file out of it, I will post a few examples of my attempts at artistry. They prove why I need to continue to be an engineer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfeeley
    How's this one?

    [img][/img]http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg[img][/img]

    http://winemakermag.com/images/inside/hb03label02.jpg

    Can't go wrong with Celtic knots! Nice design.

    jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norskersword

    Your label looks very cool too. How did you make it? I like the old fashoned look of it, and the Celtic theme of it.
    Everything was drawn out by hand, which is why the lines look a little rough. I'm only a so/so artist at best. Had to draw each part of the label separately, then used a photocopier to shrink it down to the proper size. From there I just did layout work to put it altogether.

    Thanks to the other posters who have put their work out -- some really nice examples!

    If anyone is interested, Winemaker magazine runs an annual label contest. Check out: http://winemakermag.com/feature/457.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by MagickMead

    "Cranberry Eclipse" .. love the name. Of course, now I expect
    a big red oriental dragon to come buy and eat the sun.

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    Again... my compliments on the labels.... they give creative inspiration.

    Suzy Q

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    Here are the labels for the two I'm sending Oskaar. Names changed to protect the Guilty.





    Wrathwilde

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    Hmmm,

    All of a sudden I have a hankerin' for cherries!

    Nice label dude, I'm anxiously awaiting their arrival!!

    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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