In a dark and secret place, away from prying eyes and thirsty cellar hands, this dense, warming beer will mellow and become sherry-like with age. Unearth early for a more hop-forward experience. Others may be laid to rest – this one was born to wait.
For Driftwood Brewery’s Old Cellar Dweller barleywine, our task was to design a label that showcases the strong character of the beer, while speaking to its aging potential. To these ends, we chose to illustrate our take on a grinning skull, favoring a bold, graphic approach. The dieline protrudes with ribs, teeth, and the long outjutting arm bones that create an excess of negative space, at once playful and decadent. Wax dip and gold foil lend the final touches and the spark of life to our skeleton in wait.
- Applied Arts Magazine – Winner of a 2016 Applied Arts Illustration Award
- The DieLine Awards 2016 – Outstanding Achievment
- Gold Medal in the 2016 CAMRA BC Awards for “Best BC Beer Label Artwork”
- The DieLine
- Packaging of the World
- World Packaging Design
Check out the other craft beer packaging designs that we’ve created for Driftwood Brewery:
Bird of Prey Series (Sour Beers):