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ElleBee85
« on: November 02, 2007 03:59:10 PM »

Ok, so my boyfriend and I have decided to make home made cranberry vodka for Christmas gifts this year. Well, homemade as in mixing the 2 together and bottling it, not really making the vodka itself. Haha. So I've been doing a lot of research on the vodka and stuff... and it takes 4 weeks to sit before you can drink it, so I tried to incorporate that with the labels (28 on the bottle for 28 days). Also, since vodka is Russian, we thought we'd put the word "cranberry" in Russian on the front. (I translated the word, so if anyone speaks Russian, feel free to tell me if this is not correct!!) I ordered the jugs today and as soon as i get them, we will start making them, but I just wanted to show my labels!! Let me know if you see anything that could be bettered or changed! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007 04:03:29 PM »

Awesome!  That's a really classy and graphically pleasing label for your vodka.  A friend and I have been toying with the idea of infusing vodka and I'm so glad you posted so I can decide while I still have time.  THANKS!  Please post pictures of the finished bottles and if you want, information about your process!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007 06:46:29 PM »

that's a really cool idea!
Your labels are really nice too-
it's almost a dead on russian constructivist design
which is perfect for what it is

Only one suggestion- the bottom cursive font, that last little bit breaks the style!
(Sorry, I'm overly anal about these things)
I would suggest sticking to a blocky font like the russian you used but in english characters

Here's what I'm talking about, different similar fonts (though they're all in russian)
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/foreign/russian/art/rodchenko-mayak-nipple.jpg
Googling "Rodchenko" would bring up more inspiration.

That's my only crit, as a design student-   with that little alteration it could be PERFECT. (Wow listen to me haha  Roll Eyes)

I love it.

edit: actually, you could even use the russian font to write out "CRaNBeRRY VODKa"
it would probably look wierd to a russian, but to the non-russian speakers it would look kitchy and match nicely.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2007 11:12:21 AM »

i made one with some changes to bring a little more graphic oomph.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007 04:13:48 PM »

Thank you SO much Fabric for your input! I thought that the cursive/swirly font kind of clashed with it a bit too, but when i did it in block writing, it looked kind of funny. I'm definitely going to search for some stronger/block-ier fonts to play with. I took a class in that went over what fonts go together and which fonts dont. Too bad I dont remember anything from it!! Haha

And CraftyMcCrafter.... that design looks so great. I love the font of the 28... I may go back and change mine to be more like that. I'm not too sure about the blue in there, but but the whole little circle thing looks great!!

Thanks again everyone for your input and suggestions! I really appreciate it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007 09:35:19 PM »

glad you like it! that font is called Red October. I downloaded it from dafont.com. be warned that that is a totally addicting website Smiley i spend more time choosing a font for a project that actually doing the project  Wink

post a final when you have finished; i am excited to see it on the bottle and everything!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007 07:20:04 PM »

Oh I was so excited when I saw this! I was looking around the web yesterday for things I might want to give and homemade liquor had crossed my mind

Have you ever done it with the cranberry or any other type before?
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ElleBee85
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007 09:11:51 AM »

No, this will be the first time that I've done it. My mom received  a bottle of it done with raspberries 5 years ago, and she still has it! She keeps adding vodka to it when it starts running low... There are plenty of great recipes on line though with tons of good directions! I printed mine out and lost the link or else I'd link you to the one that I'm doing! if you type in "home made infused liqueur "into google, it should pull you up with something! Good luck, and if you find a recipe, share it with us!! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007 09:32:58 AM »

I just have to say this is a great idea for xmas gifts, and I might be looking into it as well...And I sort of disagree about the scripty font, I like it. I think it gives the label a more festive holiday flair...but I'm no graphic designer...Wink Great idea anyway, and I really like the original label!
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