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The Amazing Raymond

JANUARY 10, 2013

Just before the holidays, I was asked by my friend Stuart Karten (industrial designer extraordinaire), to create a wine label for a custom-bottling through Eric Kent Wine Cellars as a gift for one of his clients. The brief was brief:

"He's an amazing guy and his name is Ray—can you work with that?"

He also sent me some photo reference of Ray on a fishing trip, so I included a sketch with a fish because it looked so absurd. To my surprise, the fish sketch was the winner (apparently the fish had some deeper significance to Ray—but I won't go into that here).

An added bonus—this is one very good syrah (as are all of the Eric Kent offerings)!

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