Beer Labels – the Unexpected Art Medium
If you think that art can only be found in the galleries, museums, and art exhibitions, be ready to reconsider this because we are here to show you that art can, actually, be found literally everywhere; sometimes even in the most unexpected places, such as… on the beer bottles. Well, why not? Why cannot a beer label be an example of visual art, if it was created with inspiration, conceptual design, fine aesthetic feel, and distinctly expressed message to those, who will spend a couple of seconds observing the label before opening up a bottle and shifting the attention from the container to the content?
Just consider the fact: after water and tea, beer is the most popular drink on Earth. Having a very long history, dating back to early Neolithic or about 9500 BC, beer eventually has turned into something more than just an alcoholic beverage: a particular cultural environment has been formed around beer. Of course, beer labels just like October Fest in Germany or pubs in Ireland are among the distinctive and core elements of the beer cult (in its positive and appropriate meaning, of course).
Today, the collections of beer labels from different time periods or different countries can be used to illustrate people’s likes and particular beer preferences, specific to a particular place or time. Now we want to share with you such kind of a beer labels collection. Diversity is, perhaps, the only generalized description for the beer labels we have in the showcase below. All of them are really different in design: from minimalistic to fancy, and from old style to contemporary. At the same time, all of them proudly express the great heritage of the unique taste and drinking tradition beer has always had and still has to offer to us.