Dr. Kilderkin's Brewtology
Jason DeCruz on 12/08/2018
Today, the idea of doctors prescribing alcohol to their patients seems absurd, so I decided to play on that craziness. I personified the beer brand with a fictional character named Dr. William Kilderkin. Soon after failing to sell his snake oil in the West during the turn of the century, he decided to take up medicine because he still wanted to help people. Each beer label is a prescription for that particular “medication,” all with a complete list of side effects and ailments that it cures. I started by looking at the medical prescription sheets that doctors used back then. Their Victorian typography and rich, warm, color pallet helped shape the brand. To simulate the doctor typing his prescription, I used the typeface American Typewriter. He even includes a portrait of himself so that the patient can see how obviously professional and reputable his medical opinions must be. He is, after all, a doctor, so he must know what he's doing.