New label art (and this time I mean that literally), for the next installment of Dogfish Head’s Off-Centered Art Series. The beer is The Perfect Disguise, an 8%ABV double dry-hopped IPA, and the artist is Vienna, Austria’s Michael Hacker who is no stranger to DFH, having provided the art work for their 2017 Record Store Day.
I think the label certainly captures Michael’s style – his work seems full of heads opening up and things popping out of them, usually brains that seem to have the desire to escape, which is probably best illustrated by the rabbit in his Cardiff, Wales, Blink 182 concert poster.
The Perfect Disguise will be released in 12oz bottles. I would suspect this might be part of their IPA holiday pack, but as an entry in the off-centered art series, I wouldn’t be surprised if this has its own stand alone release.
Below is Michael’s art work from the 2017 record store day. While the animal in the chair with the fish album over its face was used on the posters, this expanded version was painted on the side of the truck used as a mobile gallery that visited 29 cities last year. The gallery was part of a collaboration between Dogfish Head and Crosley turntables.
Michael also supplied the artwork for DFH’s up coming 75 minute IPA release: