'Uncle John' Wine Label

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  1. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    Close-up crop of a wine label I'm developing. It's a tribute to one of the real farm workers, Oom Jan ('Uncle John') who toils tirelessly behind-the-scenes. I used excerpts from an interview conducted with him on the front label. Gems like "Farming has been in my blood from the day that I was born." Honesty always trumps marketing BS! :-)

    As he's a God-fearing man, the etching shows him in his Sunday best.

    Style inspired by Victorian broadsides, to lend gravitas. See attached.

    Hope you like!

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  2. Jordan Metcalf Jordan Metcalf

    this is unbelievable. Great work man.

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  3. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Jordan Metcalf - Hey, Jordan. Thanks so much. Hopefully very believable! ;-)

    almost 2 years ago

  4. Jordan Metcalf Jordan Metcalf

    where is Cape Town are you based?

    almost 2 years ago

  5. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Jordan Metcalf - Durbanville. And you?

    almost 2 years ago

  6. Jordan Metcalf Jordan Metcalf

    @Simon™ Town. I have a studio in Woodstock.

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  7. Ryan Greene Ryan Greene

    Suppose it looks stunning, if you like well crafted, high quality design... meh... ;)

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    almost 2 years ago

  8. Bruno Felicio Bruno Felicio

    This looks amazing! Illustrator?

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    almost 2 years ago

  9. Jean Mosambi Jean Mosambi

    Your work is amazing Simon! I love this!

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  10. Florin Capota Florin Capota

    ha, master of this style..and wine labels :D

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    almost 2 years ago

  11. Alexander Bickov Alexander Bickov

    Well done

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    almost 2 years ago

  12. Luke Ritchie Luke Ritchie

    oooOO, another treat from the ™ Christmas stocking :) like the direction on this man, refreshing to see content like this on wine labels.

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    almost 2 years ago

  13. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Bruno Felicio - Thanks! Yes, it's Illustrator.

    almost 2 years ago

  14. Alex Lloyd Alex Lloyd

    Ouch. You're smokin' aces as always. Makes me feel like giving up and doing better work all at the same time. Youre one of the few people who I find simultaneously depressing and inspiring. Congrats.

    almost 2 years ago

  15. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Alex Lloyd - Ha ha! Great comment. You have no reason to be depressed, my boy!

    almost 2 years ago

  16. Tom Lane Tom Lane

    All sorts of yes. Think this goes top of my cool list. Epic detail man, congrats.

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  17. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Tom Lane - Very happy to be on Ginger Monkey's Cool List! :-D

    almost 2 years ago

  18. Inka Mathew Inka Mathew

    Beautiful, Simon. Love the details. In my country, we use Oom also to call uncles :-)

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  19. Matt Vergotis Matt Vergotis

    Captivating detail brother. There's absolutely no short cuts in your work, nothing but undivided attention to every single detail. Love it - as always. Very inspiring.

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  20. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Inka Mathew - Thanks Inka! You've been a loyal supporter from the beginning! I really appreciate it! Thought you were in the USA? You also use 'Oom'?

    almost 2 years ago

  21. Emir Ayouni Emir Ayouni

    Stop being better than everyone else!

    You're starting to annoy me!

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    almost 2 years ago

  22. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Matt Vergotis - Thanks! Wish I could put as much effort into my dress sense. Wearing no underpants today! More comfortable when one sits in front on a Mac all day! :-)

    almost 2 years ago

  23. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Emir Ayouni | Growcase| Growcase - If that's the case, I'm so totally super chuffed and delighted to be annoying the heck out of you! ;-)

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  24. Inka Mathew Inka Mathew

    I'm a big fan of your work :-) I'm from Indonesia (Jakarta). Oom is in our language because of the Dutch colonization for 2.5 centuries. Tante is for aunty, right?

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  25. Simon Frouws Design Simon Frouws Design

    @Inka Mathew - Sorry, I remember you mentioning that before! My Dutch grandmother was born on Java. My father born in the Netherlands, speaks fluent Dutch. Me only Afrikaans! So Tante or Tannie is good!

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