Looking to give a book to an aspiring graphic designer – who also happen to love wine? Check out The Art and Design of Contemporary Wine Labels by Tanya Scholes, which connects the art and design world to the wine industry. Most of the labels are from other countries, but fortunately Canada is represented by Blasted Church and Megalomaniac…both which have been tops in my world. Must have been a daunting, but fun, job to pick the entries! The retail price is $50 and it’s widely available @ Amazon, Chapters, and other popular chain and independent bookstores. ISBN 978-1595800466
While we’re on the subject, good on some Ontario wineries who have stepped into the modern world with inspiring labels – Henry of Pelham’s Sibling Rivalry, Malivoire and 13th Street to name a few. Which are your favourites?