Inspired by bottle labels and pharmaceutical products of the 19th century, I am creating a series of labels to be used as a self promotional piece. I shopped at local thrift stores to amass a collection of interesting glass bottles. I measured the bottles and started in my sketchbook working out ideas and designs. The first concept that I developed was Baltimore Balm. The rest correspond to a design/creative service I offer. I think my homage to snake oil sales folk is a fun and interesting way to grab attention for a designer, since most of what we do is misunderstood and somewhat magical.