October 30, 2006

if in doubt


[Another one of my new Stormhoek wine label designs.]

Posted by hugh macleod at October 30, 2006 12:03 PM | TrackBack

Can't say I agree with this one Hugh, but a noble sentiment all the same. I'd go for 'if in doubt, choose', but I can't make up my mind.

Posted by: oliver Franks at October 30, 2006 12:13 PM

Unfortunately, for many people it's all too often a case of:
If in love, doubt.

Posted by: Crosbie Fitch at October 30, 2006 12:36 PM

Actually, I'd say this is perfect.

Posted by: Tasos Calantzis at October 30, 2006 1:30 PM


Posted by: Marti at October 30, 2006 3:07 PM

St. Augustine wrote, "Love, and do what you will. If you hold your peace, through love hold your peace. If you cry out, through love cry out. If you correct, through love correct. If you spare, through love spare. Let the root of love be within; of this root nothing can spring but what is good."

Who knew the sublime St. A would some day be on a wine label??? :-) I'm pretty sure he's raising a glass to you, Hugh.

Posted by: Jane Greer at October 30, 2006 3:10 PM

I'd always heard, "If in doubt, throw it out." Of course, that might have been for leftovers in the fridge...

Posted by: Dave! at October 30, 2006 3:11 PM

Awesome. I have my own variation: If in doubt, trust. (Based on my decision at one point that I'd rather trust people and get burned occasionally than costantly be presuming the worst and living in fear. Not to trust blindly, but when sincerely in doubt, to give benefit of the doubt.)

Posted by: Erica George at October 31, 2006 7:40 PM

Hi Hugh!

I couldn't agree more. Sometimes this truth is so simple that people believe it morally suspect.

I think about it in terms of basic choices we make in our life: do we choose fear or love?

I wrote about it in a post awhile back, after becoming a Mom for the first time and realizing that I could let my life be overrun by fear if I let it.

Thanks for a great label. I don't drink, but you almost make me want to. :)


Posted by: Pamela Slim at October 31, 2006 8:11 PM

Thanks Hugh, thank you for having this on the widget and for lighting up my blog with it.

I guess you don't have an exact measure (and sometimes I think we can have only a slight suspicion) of how things like this can connect with people and in how many levels. From the "aha" moment with a post about wine marketing to the "ahahaaa!" moment staring at some red lines on white.

Well, I no one understands me, I don't blame you. I liked that damn 'toon a little too much.

Posted by: Andres B at November 1, 2006 4:05 AM

great title for a film.

Posted by: phillip at November 6, 2006 10:26 AM

Hi there! By coincidence I discovered your webpage with the wonderful cartoons on it. Really they are awesome.. I like them a lot. :) Anyway I just wanted to say thank you for making me see your work because it gave me lots of new inspiration... so thank you very much! I hope you'll find yourself some too, the inspiration I mean, anyway have a nice day and take care, or what ever you prefer,
unknown artist

Posted by: Unknown artist at November 16, 2006 6:39 PM

So true. It's sad, really.

Posted by: Kelli at November 20, 2006 1:29 PM

I also discovered these cartoons by accident. And I love them. They are wonderful. Many of them are quite simple but gloriously entertaining. My favorie one is "Keep feeding me perfectly controlled explosions of joy and we'll get along just fine"
Blessed be,

Posted by: Rach Bam at November 26, 2006 1:20 AM

I love your creations..
you are amazing..

Posted by: ambra at December 10, 2006 12:06 PM