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Bone Dusters Paleo Ale Gets A Rockin’ Label

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Sometimes you never know where your work will end up. Take this figure depicting the evolution of whales that I created for Jerry Coyne’s book, Why Evolution is True. Pretty academic and dry, right?

Whale Evolution from Why Evolution Is True

Whale Evolution figure from Jerry Coyne's "Why Evolution Is True" ©Kalliopi Monoyios

When I created it I never thought it would have appeal outside of the occasional textbook reuse or request to include it as a lecture slide (but I kept the copyright regardless in keeping with my policy for all illustrations I create). So imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Jason Osborne from Paleo Quest with a request to reuse one of the skeletons on the label of a beer made with yeast collected from an actual proto-whale fossil! I was geeked.

You can read about Osborne’s collaboration with Lost Rhino Brewery to create Bone Dusters Paleo Ale here. In the meantime, here’s the label designed by Lost Rhino’s graphic designer, Logan Martin.

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale Label

The beer is brewing away and expected to make its grand entrance to the market in late May/early June. For more details on the release date (and party), contact Lost Rhino Brewery. You can also follow Bone Dusters on Twitter.

Related posts:
Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, Brewed from Real Fossils! | on Symbiartic, Scientific American Blog Network
Bone Dusters Brew Day | on Lost Rhino Brewers’ Blog

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. Glendon Mellow 10:46 pm 04/29/2014

    Love. It.

    I might actually drink alcohol just to get my hands on a label.

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  2. 2. Symbiartic.km 1:17 pm 05/1/2014

    Ha! Glendon, don’t corrupt yourself for a label. I’m sure you can find a willing pinch hitter!

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  3. 3. Symbiartic.km 1:17 pm 05/1/2014

    Plus, I think they’ll be printing schwag

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