The DKNG Show (Episode 3)

Episode 3 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up! The DKNG Show is a bimonthly peek behind the curtain of everything happening in our world.

Listen to the first half for free below. Become a member of the Circle Of Trust to hear the full episode as well as see the latest projects we've been working on!

Dave Matthews Band Charlottesville Poster

It’s hard to believe, but Dave Matthews Band has been performing for 25 years, and we were honored to create the artwork for their 25th Anniversary show in Charlottesville, Virginia, where their career began. The design features the band’s original tour van in front of the John Paul Jones Arena, one of many Charlottesville venues that were home to the band’s early performances. 

Along with advertising for the show, the artwork is available as a limited edition poster. The poster is an 18” x 24” four-color screen print on French Kraft-Tone Index Off-White paper. Check out our initial sketch below along with closeup shots of the finished print, which is now available in the DKNG store.
 

Initial Concept Sketch

Layer-by-Layer Color Separations

Dave Matthews Band: 25th Anniversary Poster by DKNG

Promo Video

Close Up Shots

Back to the Future Trilogy Box Set

In 2015 we arrived in the future that Marty McFly visits in Back to the Future Part II, and to commemorate the historic date, Mondo released a first ever box set of the musical score from all three films. We were thrilled to collaborate with them on the package design which, as Mondo explains, was the first of its kind: 

“We're thrilled to unveil a 6-LP vinyl box set for the trilogy for one of the most celebrated film scores of all time, with music fully restored from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri. This marks the first time the score has ever been made available in a box set in any format, the first time the original film score has been available on vinyl and includes never-before-released tracks from the sequels. The collectible packaging for the box set was designed by DKNG Studios, highlighting the DeLorean’s iconic fire trails in each film’s setting. Screenwriter Bob Gale contributed exclusive liner notes for the box set.”

- Mondotees.com 

All music Composed and Conducted by Alan Silvestri
Deluxe gatefold jackets with artwork unique to the box set housed in a hardshell slipcase
6XLPs all pressed on 180 Gram Colored Vinyl
Featuring exclusive liner notes by screenwriter Bob Gale

Initial Concept Sketches

Outside Lands 2016 Festival Branding

We’re excited to be back on board with our friends at Outside Lands creating the branding for the 2016 edition of the San Francisco festival. The poster and logo above will serve as the key art for the event and we'll be sharing additional work as we approach August. In the meantime, check out The Muppets announcing the 2016 lineup in the video below.
 

Muppets Promotional Video

Initial Concept Sketch/Proposal

Website

Patches

Outside Lands Branding by DKNG

The DKNG Show (Episode 2)

Episode 2 of the DKNG Show on Adventures In Design is now up! The DKNG Show will be a bimonthly peek behind the curtain of everything happening in our world.

Listen to the first half for free below. Become a member of the Circle Of Trust to hear the full episode as well as see the latest projects we've been working on!

Explorers Club: Rocketeer Series

The second series of the DKNG Explorers Club has arrived, and this time we’re venturing to galaxies far, far away! The new Rocketeer series of art prints explores three different planets, each with its own atmosphere, spacecraft, and solar system. Each print is a 16” x 20” four-color screen print on French Construction 100 lb cover stock. Included in the series are Europa on Nightshift Blue paper, Orion on Paver Red paper, and Aquarius on Timber Green paper. 

Kicking off the release of the Explorers Club Rocketeer Series are two special offers for launch week only! From Monday, April 4, through Thursday, April 7, every print purchased comes with an embroidered Explorers Club Rocketeer patch. Also available is the Explorers Club Mega Pack which includes all three prints, the embroidered patch, and an exclusive Explorers Club t-shirt which is only available during the launch week sale. The super soft shirts are printed with water-based ink by our friends at Real Thread! Check out additional images of the prints below, our initial sketches, as well as process videos documenting the creation of the prints.
 

Explorers Club T-Shirt

Explorers Club Embroidered Patch

Initial Concept Sketches

Process Video

Close Up Shots

311 Southern California Posters

311 Poster (March 5, 2016)

311 Poster (March 6, 2016)

As high school kids growing up in San Diego, 311 was part of the regular rotation of bands playing on our car stereos. Now over a decade later we’re excited to debut two new posters for the band’s upcoming shows in San Diego and Indio, California. Fans of the band will know that every year, March 11, is known as 311 Day, with these two shows serving as the lead up to the big day.

Each posters is an 18” x 24” three color screen print on Classic Crest Cream 110 lb. stock. There’s also a variant edition on rainbow foil, and a super limited run of uncut sheets - 36” x 24” prints including both posters. Check out our initial sketches as well as a process video and closeup photos of the finished prints below. These 311 posters are now available in the DKNG Store.
 

Foil Variants

311 Poster (March 5, 2016 Foil Variant)

311 Poster (March 6, 2016 Foil Variant)

Uncut Sheet

311 Poster (Uncut Sheet)

Process Video

Initial Concept Sketches

Client Proposal

Close Up Shots

The DKNG Show (Episode 1)

New for 2016 we’ll be regular guests on your favorite podcast for creatives, Adventures In Design! The DKNG Show will be a bimonthly peek behind the curtain of everything happening in our world.

Listen to the first half for free below. Become a member of the Circle Of Trust to hear the full episode as well as see the latest projects we've been working on!

ODESZA Seattle Poster Series

The electronic duo ODESZA just wrapped up three sold out nights of shows in their hometown of Seattle, and we had the opportunity to create a unique poster for each night. Each poster is based on the band’s icosahedron logo and transforming it into a different planet for each show. The posters are each 18” x 24” two color screen prints on Classic Crest Epic Black paper and each have a limited edition of 125. The posters are available to purchase individually or as a set for a discounted price.

DKNG on Episode 296 of Adventures In Design

Episode 296 - The 2nd Annual Hanukkah Special presented by Adventures In Diversity
in association with Goldman Productions. 

It’s that festive time of year again when we gather around the radio to celebrate Hanukah and explain its finer points to the uninformed. Today, Adventures in Design Podcast kicks off the eight days of Hanukah with Nathan Goldman and Dave Kloc fielding questions from host Mark Brickey, and hopefully a visit from the show's lovable Jewish cephalopod, Hanukah Steve.

You can listen to the first half of the episode for free on itunes or by using the player below. Listen to the second half of the episode by becoming a member of the Circle of Trust.