Dan Blakeslee - Illustrator providing commercial and commissioned Illustrations - Samples Artwork for Beer and Wine labels 


Cover Illustration for a Book

"The Legacy" - by J. McCormack

A tale of intrigue, ending in a small New England town; suspense, Nazi diamonds,  and a Love Story

   "...introducing Dan Blakeslee, whose Illustration work has been featured in 'USA Today', 'CBS This Morning', on Craft Beer, Wine  labels, and Concert Poster art....."


"The Girl in the Coppertone Ad"
- by Neal McLaughlin

A heartwarming summer story; a young girl and a newfound friend; set in Maine




Album Cover Art

(Right-side) several examples of Album cover art. Typically, illustrations are also usually developed for the Album design and inserts

  CD Artwork

  Vinyl LP Artwork
Christmasland Jubilee - CD illustration

Tune Buggy - cartoon type CD illustration Ken Ballou - 'Lead Poisoning' - CD cover illustration Slaid Cleaves - 'Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away'
Tune Buggy - cartoon type CD illustration Lonesome State - 'Don't think too much' - CD cover Art Dan Blakeslee - 'Haloween Special' - cartoon type CD illustration

Label Art

Examples of illustration Art on beverage bottles and associated packaging. Carton and Beer Label Art has been created for both Wine and Beer beverage containers. Custom labels are created for Microbrew craft beers, and even for Brewery or Winery marketing, and interior designs.

Dan's label for 'Heady Topper' beer by the Alchemist Brewery in Vermont, was selected in 2019 as the best Beer label of the year by a USA Today reader's poll.
- see News article of  4/25/2019 below.


Artwork and illusrations for beer bottle label and Carton

For Northampton Pale Ale - from 'The Northampton Brewery'


'Heady-Topper'- beer label,
highly rated brew from the brewery
- 'The Alchemist-Vermont'

Related 9/13/2013 Article:
 'Dan is the Man with the Can'



Wine Label for 'Chateau Greenland'

Celia -  Craft Beer Can Illustration Art

Bottle, Beer can  label and carrier Art for 'Saison' Ale,  Ipswich Ale
Dan Blakeslee - Beer (Ale) bottle label

Focal Banger


'Focal Banger'

One of Dan's most recent labels is for another '100' rating world class beer (by both Beer Advocate and Ratebeer).
'Focal Banger' produced by 'The Alchemist' Brewery in
Waterbury, VT.

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And, at least one 2020 Presidential Candidate has shown appreciation for an Alchemist 'brew' ......with Dan's Label Art..!



'Pleasant Surprise'

'Pleasant Surprise'

A recent beer label for
Henry & Fran Brewery


Dan Blakeslee creating color Illustration for CD

Dan works on color illustration for 'Tan Vampires' CD


Another label for the
Vermont Alchemist Brewery

' Holy Cow ' !!
label for the Alchemist Brewery - 'Holy Cow'
Another label for the Alchemist Brewery - 'Rapture'

       ...and yet...another craft beer label for the
                 Alchemist Brewery!!

               - ' Rapture '

Cafe Art
Examples of Art prepared for Cafe or Restaurant

Newport Folk Festival 2020 Calendar

2020 Newport Folk

Festival Calendar

Portsmouth, NH

Elvis Room
T Shirt Design
Elvis Room T Shirt Design
Dan's Chalk Art for the 2019 Newport Folk Festival

Illustrator Dan Blakeslee next to his
completed Chalk Art for the
2019 Newport Folk Festival

Dan's Commemorative poster with
the same design sold out quickly !

2019 - 60th

Newport Folk

Festival Poster
Elvis Room T Shirt Design


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Some News Articles:

Dan today released his lasted CD/LP project - "Christmasland Jubilee".  This is his first Christmas CD, which features his band 'The Calabash Club', and a variety of Friends. As usual, Dan does all the label and illustration work including that in the liner. Along with the CD, LP and related art, Dan created some additional unique illustrations for silkscreen of T shirts, Christmas stockings, etc.  The cover art for the CD was added to the Album Cover Art examples above. *

Dan was recently interviewed by WGBH News, Boston Public Radio for their "In It Together" evening program hosted by Arun Rath. As part of this interview, Aurn and Dan discuss the impact the current pandemic has been having on musicians and artists *

* 'CBS Saturday Morning' airs an article on Micro-Brew ArtWork - including interview with Dan, and the owner's of the Alchemist Brewery in VT' *

Providence (RI) Daily Dose - Article on Dan Blakeslee' *

* USA Today 10Best  Reader's Choice for 2019
    - Craft Beer Label 'Heady Topper'
     ...Dan's Beer label art for 'Heady Topper' is selected for 1st Place *

* Gossip Lady Posters with Illustrator Dan Blakeslee *

* 16oz Canvas Interview with Dan *

* 'Dan Blakeslee: Beer Can Artist' - Seacoastonline *

MassArt - Dan as a visiting artist to the Massachusetts College
   of Art and Design

* 'Boston Globe' Article on Dan's pursuits in Music and Art *

* Read about some of Dan's recent work and his latest music CD *

* Somerville Arts Council - Dan Blakeslee - Artist of the Month *

* Red Line Roots Publication - Dan Blakeslee at Newport Folk Fesival *