Putting a label on it

This is part of some work that I’ve not been able to write about until now. I’ve been designing wine labels for a couple of producers for the last year or so but the wine wasn’t released until recently. The client was looking for classy, yet showing a sense of humor for both the higher end “George” (produced by American Vintners) as well as the more moderately priced “Black Bear/Red Chair” (by Jack Jones Wines). The original designs appear after the actual production bottles (ie: Black Bear is a petite sirah, not a pinot noir). More importantly, however, is that both wines are spectacular. I wish I could take some credit for that…

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