Here is the deal. Yesterday I posted about an amazing Rye IPA that was brewed by this man. This is a picture of Fred Colby the owner and Brewmaster of Laughing Dog Brewery. As I said in my previous post, Fred is one of the nicest, most genuine people you would ever want to meet. And I suspected he would see the post that I wrote about how he had a great beer, Laughing Dog Brewing’s Rocket Dog Rye IPA, but the label that was put on it might actually be causing people to pass over his brew (Click here to see the Yesterday’s post for a view of the current label). Well, Fred took that to heart and last night after reading the post and all the comments, he made this offer:
Guys and Gals I like all the comments!
Rocket Dog as the name must stay ( I originally wanted Red Rocket LOL)
I have a deal for all of you that are Graphic designers, come up with a great label design and submit it us, if you impress me and I change the label or if we use it on a new upcoming label I will use you to help design our labels going forward, deal? Let’s do this!
I know Fred is a man of his word, and if he makes an offer like this he means it. This is an opportunity to get your designs seen by thousands, and who knows, someday millions of people. So let’s have a little fun with this. Let’s see how far and wide we can spread this offer. Retweet it, post it to your facebook page, repost it on your own blog site, send it around via e-mail. Let’s engage the full power of social media to get the word out and see if we can’t get some really amazing options for Fred to choose from. This might just turn into something for the person that is selected. Let’s all put on our designer hats or ship this offer off to others who have those skills. Who knows, maybe my Brother Jim will submit something. He is a pretty amazing artist…although he’ll never admit it.
Submit all entries to me at dcgalligan(AT)gmail.com. I’ll make sure Fred gets them all.