The Art of Darkness

Poison Label Generator

March 19th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Poison Label

I was digging around in my archives recently and found some scans of vintage poison labels. I haven’t played around with PHP and GD for a while, so I wrote a little “pick your poison” generator which will let you add your own text to the labels in an authentic-looking font. Add friends’ names and use them as place cards, or soak the labels off of wine bottles and substitute these. They’d also make cute “save the date” reminders with wedding details printed on the back.

(Why yes, I am a big geek. Why do you ask?)

Incidentally, if you’re looking for some more spiffy poison labels, check out:

Spookshows – Nice high-resolution scans of vintage labels.

Chronophobia – Scans of vintage poison labels, which are attractive but a tad on the murky side. (via Wedding Skulls)

Virtual Bargains, Go Antiques and Collage Closet all sell real vintage labels. These would be fun to use in a collage, or framed and matted separately and massed on a wall.

Alpha Stamps – The “Doc’s Black Bag” collage sheets have some attractive reproduction labels.

Madame Talbot’s – Sells vintage poison bottles; on the expensive side, but quite lovely. (See also this and this for tips on collecting vintage bottles. Beats the heck out of collecting, say, Precious Moments figurines.)

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7 Responses

  1. halloween spirit Says:

    I love these. I think this is the year for poisoned wine.

  2. Diane Says:

    omg! i luv this! going to make some labels!! fun!!

  3. Ghoul Friday Says:

    So wonderful of you to post the links and the generator. I’d also like to add Love Manor’s flickr account for more fantastic labels http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovemanor/sets/72157602788222231/

  4. Wedding Skulls Says:

    Excellent generator! I’m loving poison labels this year :)

  5. thomas sabo Says:

    I love these. I think this is the year for poisoned wine.

  6. Thomas Sabo Says:

    I love the idea of adding names to them and using them as place cards. It would be a totally unique idea for a wedding and something that could match the bride and groom’s personalities more.

  7. Norma Ray Says:

    Thank You.
    If it wasn’t for Geeks like you, we wouldn’t have cool stuff.
    Keep up the good work.
    I admire you.

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