Beer LabelInternational Contest

And the 2020 Best Beer Label’s winner is….. STOUT BOOM on Vacuum Metal Silver Lux.

By on February 3rd, 2020

The project with the designer Andrea Basile (BasileADV) and the calligrapher Giuseppe Salerno (Resistenza) was ambitious from the start: to develop a spectacular label for a new product line, a label with strong presence, an immediately recognizable connection to that particular beer and to the brand’s fiery character.

Challenged by the industrial sector, the Italian artisan brewery Malti da Legare, launched a new recipe of their Amberly product, which, in line with its name, had to show an explosive label.

In fact the origin of the Stout-variety goes way back in time.

A beer produced during the 18th century in England, an imperial variety for the court of the Russian Czars, a beer for long journeys and cold winters.

That’s where this beer has its roots, where the intense flavour is originated, flavour that can be seen through an incredible richness of shades; a product transmitting the passion and dedication of its brewers starting from its own colours.

This beer will be a surprise even for truly experts and beer lovers, especially for those familiar with the deep fragrance of elaborate artisanal brews.

The result was an outstanding combination of scents, malt, cocoa bean, coffee and liquorice, all behind the icon of the Boom Ape.

This captivating design wants to keep the balance with the artisanal origins while giving the idea of a Molotov, a war of flavours with a dangerous neck label and a red sealing wax as cap to protect the “fuse”.

A game of irony between partying mood and explosive situations.


The label was realized on Arconvert’s Vacuum Metal Silver Lux, a metallised silver paper with high vacuum aluminum particles and high gloss grade.

This paper has quality and resistance standards and offers an incredible metallic finishing, which stimulates the sight as well as the fingertips.

A label with a mirror effect and moving reflections that reminds the fire sparks, perfectly handled by the printer La Commerciale.

Such a glossy paper was expertly counterposed to a matte writing, a BOOM that reminds us of suburban Graffiti and gives a young modern touch to a product that carries such an historic value.


The project was selected thanks to its strong visual impact and its accurate graphic composition. The innovative neck label and the sealing wax were two important details, which gave a sense of coordination and completeness to the whole design.

Congratulations for the first prize at the 2020 Best Label- Beer edition to all the people involved, for this incredible project and this outstanding collaboration.


Photo by Diego De Dominicis (d/dedo Studio)