Aspen Beer — Official Beer of the Nostromo

Aspen Beer Can

The completed Aspen Beer cans. I made three, one for me, one for my wife, and one for our buddy Rich. Cheers!

I came up with the idea of recreating these beer cans from Alien some time ago.  I held off posting about the build because I wanted to surprise our friend Rich with one at this year’s Dragon Con.  Now that he has been presented with his beer, I can add this to the blog!

It just goes to show how large a corporation Weylan Yutani is that they even brew the beer the crew drinks.  This was a pretty straight forward build once I found good reference for the can label.  It all boiled down to recreating the label in Adobe Illustrator so that I could then print them out on blank water-slide decal sheets.  I got the ones meant for laser printers and used the white film version since the design uses white in the sheaves of wheat and I am unable to print white since I don’t have access to an ALPS printer.  Continue reading