In a not so distant past I launched a contest to label a true Dwarven ale with the Deathless name of “Durin!”.
I asked artists (and beer-lovers alike) to design a front and back label for this delicious ale, and I must say that I was certainly not disappointed.
Obviously (let’s be honest here folks) the main drive for our artists/beer-lovers was the chance to get their hands on a fine selection of Durin!, with their very own labels printed on them.
Receiving no less than eleven entries by artist from all over the world this has truly been a delight and tremendous honor. A grand dwarven thank you for all those artists that sent in their fabulous art-work!
Saying that picking a winner was an extremely challenging task would be a huge understatement, hence this taking a bit longer then I had originally planned.
However, without further ado… the winner of our Durin! Label Contest is…
Matthew James Aldridge from the UK!
His winning front label:
Matthew is an extremely talented English 3D Artist who (as we can see) does tremendous 2D work as well. The details on the design, without making it over-complex nor blinding the viewer, draw in all who take a glance at it. Stunning work!
More info on Matthew and his artwork can be found on his site: http://matthewjamesaldridge.co.uk
Matthew, congratulations my friend, you can expect an email soon so we can finalize the details and get your selection of Durin! to your doorstep. Don’t hesitate to share with us your view on this delicious Dwarven ale.
Again, to all artists that entered the contest, thank you again so much…. and those beer-lovers that want their chance for their own selection of Durin!… stay tuned my friends.