Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Letterpress beauty



This is Inge, her studio is texturaprinting she is a very talented printmaker. Inge has printed our very first vintage of Syrah labels and I'm so ferggin excited to get them on bottles and onto peoples tables.... These labels are special because they are not stickers like most wine labels each one is letterpress printed on printmaking paper and then hand cut by Inge, they are just beautiful. Gluing them each one by hand on the bottles will be next! yikes : ) I'm sure will be another interesting process. We wanted our labels to have a feel as special as we believe this wine is and me being crazy wanted to try something "new" well actually quite old .. and brian being game to do anything that is overly labor intensive and hands on personal etc. was game too... so here's the front of our syrah bottle... yes you are right it doesn't say anything... it's just a piece of art developed with Inga's help. We kept the front as a piece of fine art and the name of the wine "big table farm" and all the other info you need is on the back...











this is inge's beautiful studio everything thing in there was clean precise and by it's nature artfully - I hate to even use this word - "vintage" at the same time.





these beauties are from Joseph who is back in Oregon : ) it's been great to have him home...

note: the other title for this post is "Some of Porter's Passions - that I have been inspired by"

2 comments:

Louis said...

Good show guys!!

Looks like you were having way too much fun during labeling.

So, after all the "losses" suffered during that operation, how many bottles are available to the public? What is the minimum order? Any suggestions on food pairing?

Inquiring minds want to know...

Clare Carver said...

Thanks Lois! : ) it was fun... well I think we are selling it by the case or maybe 6 packs for out of state orders but I'll have to talk to Brian we have some legal stuff to figure out... I'll send out an e-mail next week ! : ) thanks for the enthusiasm... clare