This is a label I drew for our wonderful new local craft beer maker, Prairie Sun Brewery. They wanted a tattoo-style, retro, distressed look so I drew this in vectors (Adobe Illustrator) over a hand-drawn pencil template, then added stains etc., in Photoshop.
The best compliment I've had in a while was when I heard that Heather (one of the people that runs Prairie Sun), had asked a local bar if they would put up posters for individual beer brands and the bartender said they had a rule of not doing that (too many request, I suspect) but, when he saw this poster he said, "Okay, I WILL put THAT one up!" Nice, eh?
The good folks at Prairie Sun are fun to work with and they make fantastic beer (and that's coming from me, a whisky drinker!)
If you are in the Saskatoon area, don't hesitate - try their beer today.
The Prairie Sun Brewery website is here: www.prairiesun.ca/
Their Facebook page is here: www.facebook.com/PrairieSunBre…
Drawn in vectors using Adobe Illustrator, over top of a pencil sketch. Coloured and stained, etc., with Photoshop.