Congrats to 2014 Label Contest Winners

Every November we look forward to the WineMaker Magazine Label Contest winners being announced. That’s because every year we pick out some of our best labels and send them in, with our fingers crossed.

Since wine labels and graphic design are our business, we’re always excited to enter our personal favorites and to see how they fare.

But I have to tell you, we’re also a little nervous each year. After all, there are a lot of creative winemakers submitting their favorite designs, too. Will ours hold up to the competition?
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R.I.P. Storm Elvin Thorgerson… and Thank You

Yesterday, iconic artist and designer Storm Elvin Thorgerson died.

You may not recognize his name, but if you have listened to any music since the late Sixties, you have probably encountered his work.

Storm was an integral part of the music industry. During his amazing 40 year career, he created many of the most memorable Rock & Roll album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and so many others.

Thank you, Storm, for creating the images and art that defined the music of my youth!220px-Dark_Side_of_the_Moon Led_Zeppelin_-_Houses_of_the_Holy peter

Video – Bottle Cap Wall

Do you have a wall in your home that needs a little… something? Take a cue from the folks at KegWorks and create a drama wall out of recycled bottle caps! Here’s a neat video that they published showing the process of creating a bottle cap wall out of 60,000 bottle caps, condensed down to 2 minutes (with some great music).

Bottle Cap Wall from KegWorks

What do you think, do you like this wall? Would you do something like this in your home? How about using recycled wine corks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.