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Road Trip

August 17th, 2010 // Posted by Nathan in Blog, DKNG News

DKNG had a packed weekend in the bay area earlier this month.  We went to San Francisco to participate in the Renegade Craft Fair and were able to visit our poster and t-shirt printers along the way.


↳ Forward Printing. Oakland, CA.

When we got into town on Friday, our first stop was at Oakland’s Forward Printing.  Forward has been printing our t-shirts for a couple years and we’re big fans of their waterbased printing.  On this trip, we were picking up a fresh batch of Lion tees and got to check out Forward’s setup from burning screen to mixing ink.  Thanks to the Dans and the rest of the crew at Forward for the warm welcome.  Here are a few shots from our visit:

↳ The factory floor: 10-color press and conveyor dryer.

↳ Checking out the new 10-color auto-press.

↳ Bucket-o-ink.

We also had a chance to visit our friends Rick and Alicia who took us on an awesome tour of the Oakland Cemetery.

Oakland Cemetery Mausoleum

↳ The Oakland Cemetery.

↳ Oakland, CA.


↳ Heading into SF on the Bay Bridge.

Saturday and Sunday were spent selling our wares at the Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco.  A lot of fellow poster artists were exhibiting as well and several friends stopped by to say hi.  With views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz just outside the fair, it was a fun location for DKNG’s third Renegade show.

↳ Our booth at the Renegade Craft Fair.

↳ The Renegade Craft Fair.

↳ And the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.


↳ Monolith Press. Emeryville, CA.

Bright and early Monday morning, we headed to Monolith Press in Emeryville to check out the shop and attend to the business of hand signing and numbering 1000 posters.  The poster, for Phish, was by far the biggest edition we’ve numbered thus far, but in four short hours, we had them all finished and ready for delivery to the show in Wisconsin the following week.  Thanks to Mauz and Ross for their stellar work on these prints and stay tuned for a more detailed blog post about the making of the Phish poster on Bang Back.

↳ Auto-press and drying rack at Monolith.

↳ The ink selection at Monolith.

↳ Monolith's vintage guillotine.

↳ Dan limbers up to sign 1000 posters.

↳ Lupe supervising our progress at Monolith.

↳ Poster signing in progress.

After the work was done, we had a couple days to kick back and visit friends on our way back home.  All in all, a fun and busy trip.  We look forward to being back in the Bay soon.

↳ Unwinding in Moss Landing, CA.


4 Responses to “Road Trip”

2 to 10 says:

I know that mermaid….I think she lives in my kitchen now.

August 17th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Dolores says:

Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a good time.

August 18th, 2010 at 5:40 am

Irene says:

I loved seeing a bit of the process of what you guys do. Your pictures are great as always

September 30th, 2010 at 6:12 am

dan says:

I just found this post. Awesome. Thanks!!! Killer to have us and Monolith in it!

November 10th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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