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Matt Prior’s Golden Bail

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Another work update and the second beer label I’ve done for the Adur Brewery who like to match their bespoke ales with bespoke artwork. This one is cricket-themed, as you may have noticed, Matt Prior being a cricket player, apparently, and the Ashes tournament currently in progress. I know next to nothing about the sport (this is about as interesting as it usually gets for me) so I had to do some research beforehand. Those padded gloves cricketers wear are awkward things to draw in perspective.

As with the other label design I produced for Adur, this works better at a smaller size but I’ve added a larger version to the artwork pages. Those stumps look rather flat but I reduced the shadow so they could be read as stumps and bails from a distance. Once again, if anyone sees a bottle of this in the wild, take a photo and I’ll post it here.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Ropetackle Golden Ale

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Cheryl

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    Did they send you a picture of the gloves to work from? Because what you have drawn looks a lot more like batting gloves than wicket-keeping gloves.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    That’s the hazard of working in haste (and my ignorance). I was given a sporting goods reference and asked to do it asap, so… I’ll claim artistic licence.

  3. #3 posted by Clare

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    Hello, I am the Assistant Stage Manager on a show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and was wondering if we could use your labels on the beer bottles in our show if the designer likes it – it is set on a cricket pitch so these would be great – Thank you, Clare Heath.

  4. #4 posted by John

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    Hi Clare. I sent you an email.

 


 

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