Advent Calendar Day 12

Today we are giving you the chance to compare the options and priorities of the designers of Christmas labels from the United States and the United Kingdom. The labels probably originate from about the same time the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The Miller label is probably the earliest. We await your observations with considerable interest.three-uk



  • Peter D

    Yes sorry, it was way too easy.
    The Watney probably had the biggest design budget of the three English labels. They need to fit the tree and an abbreviated form of Christmas into the label.
    You can just imagine the discussion at G&W: “We need a Christmas label for our Barley Wine, do you think Christmas will fit on a neck label?”
    Or Mason’s ” Just swap the colours and change the wording at the bottom”.

  • Dale Adams

    Nice family image of Christmas on the Miller label. Two glasses on the tray: Think Junior on Dad’s knee is going to get a sip??? Also note the Miller ‘brew maiden’ outside the window setting on the crescent moon? Known only as ‘High Life Girl on the Moon’ the version pictured apparently dates from the 1920’s and is one of at least 5 different High Life Girl on the Moon style girls that were used from the 20’s through the 50’s.

  • PeteS

    I had wondered about the ‘saloon girl on a swing’
    once again this web sites visitors provide the answers. Have to say design of Miller label makes UK labels look as if Scrooge was in charge of graphics.

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