DKNG on Episode 170 of Adventures In Design

Episode 170 of Adventures in Design, live from the CMND SHFT Design Conference in Sacramento, CA is now available. The episode includes interviews with Nathan Goldman of DKNG, David Smith aka THEBLKSMTH, and Lil Tuffy. The episode also includes commentary on our latest process video for Doritos, which premiered live at the Crest Theatre during the event.

Download the first part of the episode for free on iTunes or become a member of the Circle Of Trust and listen to the full episode at AdventuresInDesignMarket.com

Doritos Art Print

Last year we had the privilege of working on a project for one of America’s most beloved brands…Doritos. The team at Doritos was looking for a fun way to thank their loyal fans throughout the country, and tapped DKNG to make a limited edition Doritos themed art print that would be sent out to their select group of product testers. The print features a vintage Doritos delivery truck navigating an environment made entirely of Doritos products. The print is a five color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach. The print is sadly not available for sale to the public, but you can check out our process video of the making of the print as well as our initial sketch and close up photos below.

 

Process Video

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

DKNG on Episode 167 of Adventures In Design

Dan Kuhlken of DKNG is on another episode of Adventures In Design today. We play the Summer Movie Game Entertainment Weekly where Dan goes up against film/tv gurus Sean Mort and Mark Brickey. The stakes are high, valued at $300 per person to be exact, and we bet on this summer’s box office grosses.

Things get a bit more serious in the Circle Of Trust, where we talk about our mutual love for Squarespace and the street artist Space Invader.

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Alabama Shakes Berkeley Poster

This weekend, Alabama Shakes played to a sold out crowd at Berkeley, California’s Greek Theatre. We created the poster for the show which was inspired by the band’s current monochromatic aesthetic and dreamy lyrics. The poster is an 18” x 24” one color screen print on French Pop-Tone Black Licorice. The poster features metallic bronze ink which can be seen in the closeup photos below, as well as our initial concept sketch. You can now purchase the gig poster in the DKNG Store. This poster will also be released as an art print in the coming months with a new metallic ink color scheme.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Live in San Francisco

It’s been seven years since Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have performed together, and we were honored to create a poster series for their inaugural shows of 2015. The band will be touring throughout the year and kicked off their first four-night run at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore. We were inspired by the animalistic power of the band’s music and chose one animal to represent each night’s show, towering over the bay area’s landscape. 

Each poster is a 12” x 24” five-color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach. Check out some close up photos of the finished posters below as well as our initial sketches. We also created a process video for the project complete with a glimpse into the printing process at Monolith Press. These posters are now available in the DKNG Store. We will also be releasing an art print series of each animal illustration in the coming months.

 

Process Video

Concept Sketch

Final Designs

Close Up Shots

New Skillshare.com Illustration Class

Our new class on Skillshare.com is now live! Illustration for Designers is an in-depth look at how we use Adobe Illustrator to create geometric illustrations. Learn practical ways to simplify complex forms, create unified compositions, and style with restraint. Then, put it all into practice with a fun creative project: sketching and illustrating an animal. This class is perfect for practiced illustrators, emerging designers, and everyone looking to improve their Adobe Illustrator skills.

Jägermeister 56 Parts Campaign

We’re proud to share a new project that has been months in the making and led us to a new method of design execution - wood fabrication. Jägermeister is made from 56 all natural ingredients, and the brand wanted to promote the history and tradition of how Jägermeister is made with a new campaign sharing its distilling process. What began as a vector illustration depicting the creation of the beverage became a hand-crafted, laser-etched, and hand-painted three-dimensional display measuring five feet wide. 

Check out video and photos below of the fabrication process, our concept sketches, as well as the finished piece. The “56 Parts” campaign is now live on the Jägermeister website.

 

Close Up Shots

Promotional Teaser Videos

It took 20 craftsmen some 1600 man-hours to bring #56parts to life. Check it out: Jager.com/56Parts.

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Concept Sketches

Vector Mockup

SXSW 2015 Official Poster

This year’s South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive festival just wrapped up in Austin, Texas, and we were honored to create the official festival poster for 2015. We were inspired by many of the icons we have come to associate with Austin including the many tour buses that roll through town for SXSW, Texas barbecue, and of course the Congress Avenue Bridge bats. 

The poster is a four color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach paper with an edition size of 300 prints. A small number of remaining prints are available in the DKNG Store. Check out our initial sketch below as well as closeup photos of the finished print.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

Gnome Crayons Packaging Design

We recently had the opportunity to venture into the world of packaging design with the awesome FCTRY in Brooklyn, NY. Their latest product is “Gnome Crayons” and they’re as fun to look at as they are to draw with. The inspiration for the design was Germany’s Black Forest and Bavarian fairly tales. The gnomes and their tiny cottages exist in a secret forest clearing that we illustrated for the front and back of the package. You can order your own set of Gnome Crayons from the FCTRY Store. Check out our initial concept sketches as well as photos of the final product below.

 

Initial Concept Sketches

Final Design

Product Photos

The Pink Panther 50th Anniversary Movie Poster

The Pink Panther 50th Anniversary Movie Poster by DKNG

We’re thrilled to have collaborated with Skuzzles and MGM for the first time on a limited edition Pink Panther poster to celebrate the film’s 50th Anniversary. Although the Pink Panther in the film refers to a stolen precious diamond, the animated character first appeared in the film’s main title sequence and went on to star in its own Saturday morning cartoons. The poster depicts the panther sneaking up on an unsuspecting Inspector Clouseau.

The Pink Panther is an 18” x 24” screen print available as a regular edition, four-color print on French Pop-Tone Cotton Candy paper and a variant edition, three-color print on Cougar White paper. Check out a few close up photos of the finished prints below as well as our original concept sketches. The Pink Panther goes on sale in the DKNG Store on January 26, at a random time.

 

Concept Sketches

Close Up Shots

TRON: The Original Classic Poster

We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Galerie F and the Logan Theatre in Chicago to create a limited edition screen printed poster for the cult classic TRON. The iconic light cycles from the film immediately came to mind as the focal point for the design. The poster captures the moment that the player enters the grid and the light cycle materializes around them.

The poster is a three color screen print on Cougar White paper. Check out a few closeup photos of the finished print below as well as our original concept sketch and a process video. TRON will be released in the DKNG store on Monday, January 19, at a random time.

 

Process Video

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Oakland Poster

This weekend, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed at the historic Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California. We were inspired by the incredible mosaic facade of the theatre and created an illustrated version of the building with Dave and Tim standing in for the larger than life figures that tower above Broadway in Oakland.

The poster is a two color screen print on Autumn Hay Metallic paper. Check out a few closeup photos of the finished print below as well as our original concept sketch. The Dave and Tim Oakland poster will be released in the DKNG store on Monday, January 19, at a random time.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

The Dark Knight Tumbler Poster

2014 marked the 75th Anniversary of Batman, and we were thrilled to create an official poster for Mondo and DC Comics to commemorate a more recent addition to the Batman universe: the Tumbler. Despite its military appearance, the new incarnation of the Batmobile actually has its roots in the 1950s television version of the Batmobile, according to Christopher Nolan and production designer Nathan Crowley. The two vehicles share similar features including tail fins and a rear jet engine. The Tumbler in the print is at home in the Dark Knight’s ultra-modern Batcave.

The Tumbler is a 24” x 18” two color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach paper and is available in a super limited artist edition of 50 posters. Check out a few closeup images of the finished print below as well as our initial concept sketch. The Tumbler will be available in the DKNG store on Monday, January 12, 2015 at a random time.

 

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

The Dark Knight Tumbler Poster by DKNG

DKNG January Poster Releases

Happy New Year! January is Movie Month at DKNG with a new official, limited edition film poster released every week, all month long. First up is our Home Alone poster for Mondo which drops TODAY, Monday, January 5, followed by The Dark Knight on January 12, Tron on January 19, and the Pink Panther on January 26. Stay tuned to our social networks for specific release times and details on each poster and ring in the new year with new movie art from DKNG!

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Home Alone Mondo Poster

We’re excited to announce a new movie poster for one of our favorite childhood movie’s, Home Alone. When approaching a concept for Home Alone, we knew the interior of the McCallister home and all of Kevin’s tricks to foil the Wet Bandits were likely to be the focus of our design. However, we also wanted to incorporate the exterior of the house and provide a different perspective on some of the movie’s most iconic scenes. We took some liberties with the architecture of the house and the layout of the property, but in the end the exterior allowed us to include some of our favorite imagery from Home Alone including the Oh-Kay Plumbing van, the perpetually knocked over bronze statue, and of course, Old Man Marley.

This poster was an interesting challenge for us as we’ve typically been using two-color printing for this more realistic style. This time around, we stepped up to a four-color design that looks great with the fine halftones we’re using. The poster is printed on a subtle metallic paper that will give the snow an extra shimmer. Check out a few closeup images of the poster below as well as a process video and our original sketch. Home Alone will be available in the DKNG store Monday, January 5, 2014 at a random time.

 

Process Video

Concept Sketch

Close Up Shots

The Lab Art Print

Based on the musical experimentation of our spring tour poster for Galactic, The Lab expands on the experiment with new instruments, a new color palette and paper stock. The Lab is a five-color screen print on French PopTone Spearmint paper with a limited edition of 200, and is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

Close Up Shots

The Garage Art Print 

New to the store is an art print combining some of our favorite design elements of classic ‘70s motorcycles at home in its owner’s garage. Based on our Dave Matthews Band Berkeley, CA poster, The Garage is a four-color screen print on French Speckletone Madero Beach paper with a limited edition of 200, and is now available in the DKNG Store.

 

CLOSE UP SHOTS

The Garage Art Print by DKNG

DKNG Postcard Set Vol III

We are excited to announce that our postcard collection is expanding to include a brand new set of 16 cards. Each postcard is 4” x 6” with pleasantly rounded corners and each set of 16 cards is only $10. Available now in the DKNG Store. Don’t forget to check out Set I and Set II while you’re at it to collect and trade with your friends!

Adventures in Design Podcast with Nathan Goldman

Nathan Goldman of DKNG is on today's episode of Adventures in Design Podcast! It’s a Sunday night in San Francisco and Mark wraps up the 2nd weekend of holiday vending. It’s another late night after a long day of working and the conversation is all over the road from talking about event pricing, admitting to someone you talk shit about their business and strangely a lengthy conversation about pregnant women??? A classic way off topic and out of bounds episode awaits your Monday morning. TGIM!

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