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markatos's picture

But first help me out with the bottle.

I'm in a bit of a quandry. not sure to go for the clean lines, or the tree-like strokes.

All of this will be screen printed on a wine bottle.

Would love to hear what you all have to say about this.

thanks in advance.The lines

markatos's picture

here's the other versiontree

tsoler's picture

Hello Petro

I like the white spaces you leave
in combination with the B/W "purity"
and the usage of types (FFMeta?).

Though i would need to see how the label
looks on the bottle (if not applying it on
a photo of the bottle -at least displaying
the label at the width of the bottle).

I would go for the second version
(with the element of branches), but
I would recommend the branch-lines to lose
their weigh gradually, as if they come out
of a pen...i think they will compine
more "natural" with the main line.

Sorry for the poor usage of english (i am greek).


cgonzalez's picture

hi peter

i've been inmerse in the wine world since i was a kid and i can say that here you have an original personaity for a wine label.

allthough i would also love to see it in a bottle, the final one, because is not only the the proportions that matters, also the shape of the bottle

i also like the second one, it reminds the vid and handcraft in the wine.

Do you have an estimative price it would be sell?


markatos's picture

Christos, nice to see another Greek in here. Though I am not full greek I still carry on the name and the flavor. Good point on the lines getting thinner.

Cristian, thanks man. I am excited to work on this cause I don't there will be another bottle on the market like it. It will sell for around $40. Kinda steep, but the wine is actually very good. Steeped in jasmine flavor, with a nice earthen woody flavor. Anyways, thanks for the feedback.

steve_p's picture

I prefer the first without the tree branches, but I might be won over to the second if the branches were less 'wispy' and /or they had more of a grapevine feel (they look like cow-parsley to me at the moment)

markatos's picture

okay...here it is with color...the client hasn't chosen...seems like it may be up to me.

if we do go with the trees, I think they will need some tweaking (i.e. thinning out the terminals was a good idea Christos).

markatos's picture

the treestree

markatos's picture

or the lines in gray?gray

Dav's picture

I prefer the first version ( s )..
Very nice, indeed..

Miss Tiffany's picture

The bottle will be black glass? You won't see the color of the liquid? I prefer the single undulating line, not the tree version. Reminds me of a grape vine. I also prefer the white line to the grey line, unless you make the type grey also. The starkness, however, of the white is nice, especially against the black background. --- Perhaps a little nitpicky, but I think you need to work on the small paragraphs of type, you have some serious gaps and rivers. I'd add some letter spacing, not a lot, to the roman weights.


Miss Tiffany's picture

oops. I meant I liked the single undulating line because it reminds me of a grape vine. the cute little curly ones.


arturo's picture

Great work, the organic look is simply beautiful... just two questions: How are the bottles going to be displayed? In which kind of retail environment? I prefer the single sexy line Mmmm.

So... Salud!

markatos's picture

Thanks for the feedback folks.

Arturo, these will be displayed in higher end wine boutiques.

Tiffany, good eye on the gaps, they just sent me that new copy and I haven't gone over like I should have.

Thanks...I am starting to love this place.


gunner's picture

i like the concept of trees, but i feel like you nee to simplify. i think you should continue to explore the trees. if i had to choose between the three as they are, i would select the first one. no grey. red, white, and black is very sexy. i like the lettering. its striking and makes it look expensive. keep up the good work.

aquatoad's picture

No cow parsley :-)
Number one with white swashes.

How will the bottle be capped?
Foil? If so what color? I'd say black with maybe a thin rule of red.

Small wax plug? Put the leaf on it.

Dipped? Don't know what this is called, but it's a kind of latex thing.
Like a bottle of Makers bourbon only not dripping. Elegant! If so, dip it in black.

Or not.

Note to self: get more wine clients... who leave the design choices up to me. good work!

kris's picture

gosh these are really beautiful labels you have here sir! If i was minted and was choosing a bottle I would go for the second white label, simple and elegant. The branch lines are a wonderful touch. The black ones make me think of contemporary European film posters. Why? Who knows. but they do.

hrant's picture

I for one would pay extra for a wine with such a killer label.


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