Linocut Wine Labels

Journey Wines Label with Linocut Image by Shana James
Journey Wines Label with Linocut Image by Shana James

This was an interesting project I did last year, but because I was so busy doing the project I didn’t blog about the finished labels. So I’m putting up the images now. These photos were taken by my friend John Rice who is a really good  photographer. I’ve been thinking about the project because I have been drinking the wine- and loving it! (not all at once mind you)

In this project I was Commissioned to make a series of linocuts which told the story of the winemakers life – Damion North of the Jack Russel Wine Company.

Linocut images by Shana James on Wine Labels for Journey Wines.
Linocut images by Shana James on Wine Labels for Journey Wines.

The winemaker is in the Yarra Valley the Graphic Designer (who designed the layout and the text) is in Melbourne and I am in Perth. It all went together without a hitch, even though I had no face to face contact with either. It was a great project, I loved doing it.

If you would like to read the wine makers story (or order the wine)  go to http://www.journeywines.com.au/

Linocut image by Shana James depicted on Wine Label for Journey Wines
Linocut image by Shana James depicted on Wine Label for Journey Wines

If you would like to see the older blogs about the making of these linocuts go to

http://shanajamesartist.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/linocuts-more-than-just-cutting-the-white/

Or about the drawings and the planning stage

http://shanajamesartist.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/linocuts-more-than-just-cutting-the-white/

And this is from starting out with the commission

http://shanajamesartist.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/do-not-feel-constrained-by-these-constraints/

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