Above is my revisited “Carbon Chilled” fantasy Star Wars beer label (after v1.0 didn’t make the grade and tbh really is better for having work done to it).
I’m now in need of an external sounding board and constructive feedback/review + would people actually buy it and is it okay in terms of copyright??? The beer exists in SW EU in name but I’ve never seen a “real label” for it ever, basically joking/pretending as if Mr Solo was promoting it.
In this latest version I’ve:
•• Removed majority of the way too fine dithering and "muddy" colour overlays (only 4 halftone bits now)
•• Clearer vector work with enlarged logos, outlines and block shapes
•• Additional and improved colour palette (neo 40’s/retro 50's style)
•• Bolded text and overall enhanced font readability
Lots of nods to Star Wars and Han Solo going on:
•• "Corellian Spiced Ale was the spicy version of Corellian Ale. It was a preferred alcoholic beverage of Han Solo." - starwars.wikia.com
•• Cheeky Aurebesh sentence needs to be decoded
•• "EST. 1977" ie "New Hope" released
•• Made by my fictional "Five Brothers Brewery" or "5BB" (the Corellian system contained five inhabited worlds collectively referred to as the Five Brothers)
•• "Aluminium Falcon" with it's six-pack on the back and open can in the centre (go Robot Chicken!)
•• "Brewed in Coronet City" the capital of Corellia (Where Han comes from)
•• "V% Alc/Vol" set on Han's belt buckle and a nod to Episode V when Han is frozen in carbonite *brrrrrr*
•• "Best Served Carbon Chilled" & tee title (see above)
•• Han's shirt and jacket making up the centre label backing with his trousers side red seam pattern on the outer ring (along with carbonite panel buttons)
Really looking forward to hearing what people think – there’s a stack of good artists, curators and tee fanatics here I’d happy listen to, to much improve my sub chances and tee designs.
Barn aka HtCRU
PS “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a cold pint at your side, kid.” - *Hic* Solo