Thursday, October 21, 2010


On our recent excursion to the wine country, we visited this small winery in the Russian River Valley appellation. Its name is Christopher Creek. It was a surprise to find one of the wine makers actually graduated from Texas A&M! Texas and California are not really all that dissimilar when it gets to the country side. But the point of this post is not about the wine or the winemaker but about the labels in the wine bottles.

See, I know nothing about typography or labeling. Bu Didi will be the best judge of those, she is one helluva an amazing designer. Anyway, the labels on the Christopher Creek wine bottles are very catchy, at least to me. It has this Russian icon art feeling to it. It was an eye pleasing change to their old labels I found as our wine guy showed one of their old bottles. Labels are getting too generic these days.

Evidence A, on the left is the internet picture of 2006 Petite Syrah label Trish (Bibi's sister) gifted us. On the right, the old label I found randomly from internet.

See what I'm saying?

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