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Mintsauce's picture

My wife and I are making some Peri-Peri sauce to give to our neighbours as an end of year gift. I made this label for the jars. A touch of humour but mostly spice.

My favourite part is the illustration.

jHouse's picture

Graphically, it's really

Graphically, it's really nice. Do you really need to say CAUTION: HOT. It's kinda obvious.
The Ingredients stuff - it kinda stands out a lot. What if the background of that was red and the copy white, to blend in better with the overall design.
Nice illustration of South Africa aswell, its really cool.

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walks_in2_trees's picture

nutrition info box rules

Rules are very specific for food labels if they're going to be sold, and if I recall it has to have a white background.

I don't know if mintsauce is selling this to his neighbor though, sounds like he's giving it out to be neighborly and the label is more of a "finishing touch", however for that box to look "authentic" he'd have to follow the same rules as for a real label.

"...and mamma cried: Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow" - Frank Zappa

Mintsauce's picture

Authenticity

All though this is not going to be sold, I wanted it to look as authentic as possible. The white label is actually required to contain Nutritional Information, but since I don't have these I just used the ingredients in percentages. I don't think it has any nutritional value, it just burns a hole right though you. I'll have to think about the "caution:hot".

walks_in2_trees's picture

I like the illustration too

Are you actually planning on selling this or are you just doing this for your friends and family?

what size/type of jar are you putting it on? Can your print a mock-up and put it on a jar?

aesthetically your design looks great! Love the colors, the Blurb, and the recipe and the design.

from a layout standpoint, though, assuming the label wraps the entire jar, I see 5 sections, so if it's a jar with a square profile, then you'll end up with the "Home-Made" text block stradling a corner. If it's a round jar the text on either side of the illustration intrudes into the legible front 3rd (4.75"), it looks like you used 1/4 (3.5")for your "front"

I don't really see a glue strip... did you remember to plan for an overlap? or are you using "crack and peel" sticker paper?

Mintsauce's picture

It's a round jar.

The total length, without glue strip, which I left off for critique is 14.5". You're right, it's 3.5". I'll have to reconsider the spacing. Will be printing off a mockup today to see how it fits.

This is only for friends and family though, so I'm not too concerned although I might keep it as a porti piece, in which case I'll need to fix it. Thanks.

walks_in2_trees's picture

YW it was a good excuse to make that graphic :)

I've been talking about 1/3 in a few posts anyways, so it was a good excuse to make and post the little diagram to show those who don't do labels what I mean. ;)

I figured you weren't too concerned about minor details, I like how you put the ingredients in the nutrition box. It was a good way to make use of it and give yourself room for other stuff.

"...and mamma cried: Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow" - Frank Zappa

jHouse's picture

You really think that

You really think that diagram shows that 1/3 of a circle?

:P

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walks_in2_trees's picture

not exactly...

I didn't measure if that's what you mean, just guess-timated ;)

it's the concept that's important not the actual measurement of an exact third.

the concept is: label inforation will only be legible at certain viewing angles. You don't need my explanation to see, just pick up any product with a label on a round container.

A great example is this pepsi can that I'm looking at.
If you bisect the empty space between the logos, and between the logos and the technical section, you will see it's very clearly divided into thirds (not necessarily 33.3% but close)and actually has two "fronts". The logo and accompanying "Live Earth" is surrounded by a pool of background which is a graphical interpretation of the world (all in blues of course). If you turn the can so that you see the logo straight-on, you can't see the other logo, or the technical info. there is a clear margin to either side with the logo centered in the space. If you turn it to the technical info, you will find the exact same concept has been applied.

"...and mamma cried: Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow" - Frank Zappa

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