James McEntee got their new product label by running a design contest:
[GUARANTEED] Iron Pear Brewery - bold, precise labels for a UK nanobrewery
Check out James McEntee's Product label contest…
Food & Drink
One man operation producing craft beer in small batches. The brewery is based in a hanger called Iron Pear Tree, hence the name. The brewery is not my job more of hobby so I focus on top quality ingredients and small batch production rather than profit. With that in mind my target audience is myself! I'm a young (25) doctor who, aside from brewing, has a passion for flying. UK based
What's your vision?
A label for beer bottles. I am looking for a 'generic' label that can easily be adapted to each different beer so any Iron Pear beer will be easily identifiable. Aside from the name being different I have considered having a different colour label for each beer so designs would have to take that into account or think of a better idea to allow strong brand continuity while allowing each beer to be different. I have 10 different coloured caps available (attached file for rough colours). The label ideally includes: Logo Beer name Space for grain, hop and yeast specifics e.g. (to include the follow text but not necessarily the same format) --Grain – Pilsner, Maris Otter, 60L Crystal, Melanoiden --Hops – Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo --Yeast – Wyeast 1056 ABV %age (e.g. 4.6% ) Volume Space for a 'bottled on' date Desirable but not vital: Space for a brief description of the beer (15-20 words) e.g. --Brewed with the finest NZ hops this spicy saison pairs well with any main course. --QR Code I only want one label, no smaller label around the neck, no separate back and front labels. There is no need for a bar code
General ideas: Aside from brewing beer I am a doctor and a pilot. These don't need to be incorporated into the design but it might help with ideas. If you have to pick one choose flying. Attached is a picture of Bücker Jungmeister which is the aircraft you should choose if you want to include an aeroplane in the design. In general I'd prefer a limited colour palate with a variety of different fonts. Images should be bold/precise rather than intricate/grungy. Beer Names They are always 2 words but there is no link between them e.g. Hail's Pale Final Sprint One Wey Logo I have one idea for the logo attached as the original sketch and a very rough vector mock up. I like the rough idea but it lacks finesse at the moment and looks a bit like I did it in Word! Bottle size Primarily 330ml and 500ml bottle. However some beers may be bottled in 750ml champagne bottles. Comparisons to existing labels: Bad example 1 (cockerel)- too cluttered Bad example 2 (trophy)- not easily adapted to new beers Good examples - rush river, saint archer, brewdog, Dodd's Gin letterpress BBNo. labels don't have enough information but I like the aesthetic
£189 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Product label starts at £239.
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