Cool Beer Labels by Daniel Bellon
The Best Art & Design from Breweries Around the World

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Synopsis

Cheers to beer design!

The days of boring, mass-produced yellow fizz-water are all but over. These days, independent beer makers are creating a wide variety of interesting beers that exhibit a vast range of depth and flavor. Beer is more than a beverage--it's an artisan craft championed by talented people devoted to quality and good taste. And as craft beer and home brewing continue to grow by leaps and bounds, the culture of beer has made the shift from big business to an industry filled with people who truly care about what they make. And that attention to detail goes for the art and packaging as well as the brews themselves.

Cool Beer Labels explores the art and design of beer culture from labels to cans to growlers and more. Inside you'll find:More than 400 full color examples of beer labels from craft and small breweries around the worldCase studies from working designersInterviews with brewery owners and master brewersAn exploration of breweries by regionAnd more Whether you are a visual creative looking for packaging design inspiration or simply part of the growing community of people who enjoy home brewing, craft beers and beer culture, you're sure to enjoy cracking open a cold one and settling back to enjoy this art-filled celebration of beer.

 

About Daniel Bellon

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia, of German descent, Klaus and Daniel Bellon came to the United States at ages thirteen and seventeen, respectively. Already interested in typography and graphic design and heavily influenced by street art in their native city, the Bellon brothers soon discovered graffiti art in America. They went on to be formally trained in graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), and have been cataloging and photographing street typography for more than seventeen years. While attending school, Daniel became a prolific graffiti artist, and to date he has been part of five group shows (two of them in New York) and one solo show in Brooklyn. His art explores typography as an abstract element within the complex compositions of his pieces. As a professional designer, he has worked for two major studios in New York and has been the art director for three publications: ROBOT, a magazine about typography and typographic layouts; THIRDSHIFT, a graffiti magazine; and RocketPunch, a magazine about design and pop art in Japan. His passion for typography earned him a feature in the book Bodytype by Ina Saltz. He has received multiple awards, including a Gold Award from the Dayton Art Director's Club. Daniel has designed more than forty typefaces, including a collection of fonts in Japanese. He resides in New York, where he works as an art director for World Wrestling Entertainment. Klaus is the recipient of five American Graphic Design Awards. He writes about varied topics, including graphic design, music and culture, as well as typography, architecture and cycling. His photography has been featured in several publications, including RocketPunch magazine. His professional career has taken him to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were he currently works as an information designer, and he is pursuing a Master of Design degree in Communication Planning and Information Design.
 
Published September 18, 2014 by Print. 203 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.

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